At 77 years old I found out that I would be spending my golden years in a wheelchair. When I asked my landlord of 18 years about making some modifications, he told me I should consider moving into a nursing home. Well, I am quite capable to live on my own, thank you very much! I called The Fair Housing Center, and not only did they help my landlord understand the law but they also trained the whole staff!
Housing discrimination occurs when someone treats you unfairly because of your protected class in the rental, sale, insuring, or financing of a home. Protected classes include race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, familial status, military status (state protection), and sexual orientation (local protection). Discrimination could include denying housing, limiting housing options, or applying different criteria, terms, or conditions based on your protected class.