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 Pages Tagged With: "Discrimination"

Source of Income (Covered Under State Law Only)

If you are denied an opportunity to rent a home or apartment—-or given false information about a rental—-because of your source of income, you are a victim of illegal housing discrimination. It is also illegal for landlords or other housing providers to treat in-place residents or their guests unfavorably because of the individual’s source of […]

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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Fair Housing Protections

Housing discrimination against persons who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) violates fair housing laws. With the February 2021 implementation of Executive Order 13988, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will now “administer and enforce the federal Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity,” […]

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Sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation)

You are protected against unlawful housing discrimination on the basis of your sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation). The Fair Housing Act protection from sex discrimination include sexual orientation and gender identity. That means it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of your sex, your sexual orientation and/or your gender identity in the […]

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Religion

You are protected against unlawful housing discrimination on the basis of your religion. It is against the law to discriminate against someone because of their religion, or on the basis of their having no religion. That includes refusing to rent to someone because of their religion, imposing discriminatory rules that impact their reasonable religious observance, […]

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Race/Color

You are protected against unlawful housing discrimination on the basis of your race and/or color. If you are denied an opportunity to purchase, rent, finance or insure a home or apartment, or are given false information about a sale, rental, loan or insurance policy because of your race or color, you are a victim of […]

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National Origin

It is illegal to discriminate against someone based on his or her national origin. You are protected against unlawful housing discrimination on the basis of your national origin—that is, your country of birth– or the national origin or country of birth of your ancestors. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, national origin discrimination can be […]

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How To File A Complaint

To file a discrimination complaint online, or obtain the status of a case, select one of the links below: Equal Accommodations Discrimination Complaint Form Housing Discrimination Complaint Form Case Status Request Learn what every home buyer and renter should know about How to File a Housing Discrimination Complaint. Learn how to complain about housing discrimination for the […]

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Familial Status

It is illegal to discriminate against someone based on his or her familial status. In fair housing law, “familial status” has a specific and limited meaning: the presence of children under the age of 18 in a household. You are protected against unlawful housing discrimination because of the presence of children under 18 who are […]

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Creed (Covered Under State Law Only)

It is illegal to discriminate against someone based on his, her or their creed. The word ‘creed’ comes from the Latin word that means “I believe.” A creed can be a formal doctrine, or system of beliefs, for a church or religious group. It also can be a philosophy, or a set of personal beliefs […]

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Age (Covered Under State Law Only)

It is illegal to discriminate against someone based on his or her age.  Age is a protected category under the Delaware Fair Housing Act for individuals who are any age 18 years or older. If you are denied an opportunity to rent, buy, finance or insure or a home or apartment—or given false information about […]

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