COMMON SIGNS OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
Housing discrimination often comes with “a smile and a handshake.” While commonly experienced, discrimination can be subtle, friendly, and often difficult to pin down. If you have any reason to believe that you have been the victim of housing discrimination, please call us toll-free at 1-877-NOW-FAIR to discuss the situation.
Housing discrimination could sound like this:
“Sorry, we just rented the last apartment”
“No disability, we only rent to working people”
“We aren’t set up for children”
“Your credit isn’t good enough”
“A boy and a girl can’t share a bedroom”
“We must have lost your application”
“You might feel more comfortable in another neighborhood”
“Most of the people who live in this building are ‘professionals’”
“You can’t build a ramp for access to the building—it won’t look good”
If you’ve heard remarks such as these while looking for a place to live, you may have experienced housing discrimination. Call us at 1-877-NOW-FAIR.
A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.