Housing Discrimination

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Question: I am currently looking for a home to rent and have a profile on a housing site. I recently inquired about a rental home. The homeowner contacted me and asked me a series of questions. She then text me how I afford rent and utilities on Long Term Disability and also stated she is worried that my boyfriend who would be on the lease works out of town. My question is are they allowed to profile you like that. Clearly I wouldn't inquire in the home if we could not afford it. She asked if I was aware of the rental price and I expressed we pay more now where we live. She set a showing and now ignores my call

Answer: Under the federal Fair Housing Act (42 U.S. Code § 3604), landlords are generally prohibited from discriminating against prospective tenants on the basis of disability. You may wish to contact Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to determine whether your rights have been violated. (Certain exemptions do apply to single-family homes.) The following page contains links to HUD contact information and complaint forms: https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/housing_discrimination. The Civil Rights Division of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office also investigates housing-related discrimination. The following page contains more information: https://housing.az.gov/have-you-been-discriminated-against-when-making-your-housing-choice.

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  • I am currently looking for a home to rent and have a profile on a housing site. I recently inquired about a rental home. The homeowner contacted me and asked me a series of questions. She then text me how I afford rent and utilities on Long Term Disability and also stated she is worried that my boyfriend who would be on the lease works out of town. My question is are they allowed to profile you like that. Clearly I wouldn't inquire in the home if we could not afford it. She asked if I was aware of the rental price and I expressed we pay more now where we live. She set a showing and now ignores my call

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