Housing discrimination comes in many different forms and federal law makes it illegal to discriminate in the provision of housing based on a person’s protected class. Below, are only a few examples of housing discrimination. If you feel you have been discriminated based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status or disability, you may file a fair housing complaint by clicking here.


Based on a protected class:

  • Refusing to sell, rent or lease housing to an interested tenant or buyer
  • Applying different sale, rental or occupancy terms for different people
  • Lying about or misrepresenting the availability of housing when housing is in fact available
  • Providing inferior conditions, terms, facilities or privileges in connection with housing
  • “Blockbusting” or encouraging people to leave an area based on their protected class
  • Refusing to permit reasonable modifications when accommodations may be necessary for a person to use and enjoy their dwelling
  • Steering customers to a certain neighborhood, refusing to serve certain customers by real estate professionals
  • Redlining or limiting lending in a particular area because of the demographics of that area or imposing different terms or conditions on a loan
  • Harassing tenants and homeowners in connection with housing accommodations
  • Zoning laws that have an unfair effect on protected classes