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Religious Discrimination in Wyoming Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WY|

Wyoming protects tenants from discriminatory practices by their landlord based on their religion. Tenants also have similar protections under federal law. Discriminatory Actions Discrimination covers quite a bit more than just landlords who refuse to rent to certain religions. Discrimination includes: charging different rent or offering different amenities based on religiondenying an apartment or application based on their religionrefusing to make reasonable accommodations based on a tenant's religioninterfering with a tenant's use and enjoyment of the property based on their religionpressuring a tenant to rent or not rent based on people of a certain religion in the neighborhooddenying a loan based on their religionadvertising an apartment that's for or not for a person based on their religiondenying an applicant the opportunity to inspect the apartment based on their religion Wyo. Stat. 40-26-107 , Wyo. Stat. 40-26-144 , Wyo. Stat. Sec. [...]

Discrimination Against Mental or Physical Health Conditions in Wyoming Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WY|

Wyoming and federal law give tenants strong protections when landlords discriminate against their mental or physical health conditions. Landlords are required to provide reasonable accommodations for tenants' handicaps. What's Covered? Wyoming and federal law cover mental and physical health-related handicaps. A "health condition" is much broader than a diagnosed disease in official medical books. It can be any mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities. Conditions that may not obviously be a disability qualify for protection, such as a sports injury, hoarding tendencies, or paranoia. Of course, medically diagnosed conditions also qualify, such as HIV, cancer, Alzheimer's, or bipolar disorder. The law also covers tenants that had a history of such an impairment and tenants who have been regarded as having such an impairment. Wyo. Stat. 40-26-107 , Wyo. Stat. 40-26-144 , Wyo. Stat. [...]

Sex, Gender, and LGBT-Based Discrimination in Wyoming Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WY|

Wyoming law (and federal law) protects tenants from discrimination based on their sex or gender. This covers everything from offering lower rent for sexual favors to advertising men or women only apartments. Wyoming has no explicit protections for LGBT tenants, but federal and state protections against discriminating by one's gender offers some indirect protections in certain cases. To be safe, landlords should be careful about treating LGBT tenants differently. Sexism Wyoming law and federal law protect tenants from discrimination based on their sex (e.g., male, female). This protects tenants from most kinds of sexist acts, including advertising an apartment that's for or not for a person based on their sex, building a place that is inaccessible, pressuring a tenant to rent or not rent based on people of a certain sex in the neighborhood, refusing to allow the tenant to [...]

Discrimination of Source of Income in Wyoming Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WY|

Wyoming does not protect tenants from landlords who deny an apartment application based on the type of job they have. There are few exceptions when the job is related to the tenant's gender, race, religion, or other protected categories under the Fair Housing Act. Some states, counties, and cities may block landlords from discriminating against Section 8 Voucher tenant applicants and landlords should know it's illegal to have a blanket policy of denying all applicants with a criminal record. Section 8 Voucher Recipients Wyoming does not prohibit landlords from denying tenants because they are a Section 8 voucher holder. To the best of our research, we did not find any cities or counties in this state that prohibit denying voucher holders. However, a few states and cities are considering such a prohibition so please check back periodically. Locations with Section [...]

Discrimination of Source of Income in Wisconsin Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WI|

Wisconsin prohibits landlords from discriminating against tenants based on their source of income. While landlords are allowed to ask for proof of income and ability to pay, they cannot deny housing or charge a tenant a different amount based on their job. There are few exceptions for illegal sources of income. "Immoral" Jobs Discrimination against a tenant's source of income usually arises when a tenant's legal job appears immoral to the landlord or otherwise conflicts with their values. Strippers, people working at a political campaign, marijuana growers (in states where it's legal), planned parenthood and NRA employees, and online personalities often face issues. In Wisconsin, denying a tenant for any of these reasons is a violation of the state's fair housing protections. Wis. Stat. 106.50 , Wis. Stat. Sec. 106.50 . Illegal Sources of Income One major exception is that [...]

Racial Discrimination in Wisconsin Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WI|

Wisconsin protects tenants from discriminatory practices by their landlord based on their race, color, national origin, and ancestry. Similarly, tenants also have protection under the federal law from discrimination based on their race, color, and national origin. Discriminatory Actions Discrimination is broader than just saying a certain race cannot rent an apartment. Discrimination includes: pressuring a tenant to rent or not rent based on people of a certain race, color, national origin, or ancestry in the neighborhoodinterfering with a tenant's use and enjoyment of the property based on their race, color, national origin, or ancestryevicting a tenant based on their race, color, national origin, or ancestrycharging different rent or offering different amenities based on race, color, national origin, or ancestrydenying an apartment or application based on their race, color, national origin, or ancestryfalsely stating an apartment is not available because [...]

Religious Discrimination in West Virginia Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WV|

West Virginia protects tenants from discriminatory practices by their landlord based on their religion. Tenants also have similar protections under federal law. Discriminatory Actions Discrimination covers quite a bit more than just landlords who refuse to rent to certain religions. Discrimination includes: denying a loan based on their religioncharging different rent or offering different amenities based on religionrefusing to make reasonable accommodations based on a tenant's religiondenying an apartment or application based on their religioninterfering with a tenant's use and enjoyment of the property based on their religionpressuring a tenant to rent or not rent based on people of a certain religion in the neighborhoodadvertising an apartment that's for or not for a person based on their religionfalsely stating an apartment is not available because of the tenant's religiondenying an applicant the opportunity to inspect the apartment based on their [...]

Sex, Gender, and LGBT-Based Discrimination in Wisconsin Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WI|

Wisconsin law (and federal law) protects tenants from discrimination based on their sex or gender. This covers everything from offering lower rent for sexual favors to advertising men or women only apartments. Wisconsin also protects tenants from discrimination for their sexual orientation. The law offers some indirect protections for tenants who were discriminated against for their gender identity. Sexism Wisconsin law and federal law protect tenants from discrimination based on their sex (e.g., male, female). This protects tenants from most kinds of sexist acts, including pressuring a tenant to rent or not rent based on people of a certain sex in the neighborhood, refusing to make reasonable accommodations based on a tenant's sex, refusing to allow the tenant to make to make reasonable modifications to suit their sex, denying an apartment or application based on their sex, denying a loan [...]

Sex, Gender, and LGBT-Based Discrimination in West Virginia Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WV|

West Virginia law (and federal law) protects tenants from discrimination based on their sex or gender. This covers everything from offering lower rent for sexual favors to advertising men or women only apartments. West Virginia has no explicit protections for LGBT tenants, but federal and state protections against discriminating by one's gender offers some indirect protections in certain cases. To be safe, landlords should be careful about treating LGBT tenants differently. Sexism West Virginia law and federal law protect tenants from discrimination based on their sex (e.g., male, female). This protects tenants from most kinds of sexist acts, including advertising an apartment that's for or not for a person based on their sex, pressuring a tenant to rent or not rent based on people of a certain sex in the neighborhood, building a place that is inaccessible, denying an applicant [...]

Discrimination of Families, Pregnant Women, and Children in Wyoming Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WY|

It is illegal in Wyoming (and federally) for landlords to discriminate against tenants based on their having children, being pregnant, or otherwise their familial status. Children must be provided equal access to all facilities and services offered to adults. Family Restrictions Most types of restrictions on families with children violate Wyoming and federal law. For example, charging tenants with children higher rent or a higher deposit, advertising an apartment as being only for families (or not for families), putting an age limit for children, and placing all families in one part of the building are all illegal. Wyo. Stat. 40-26-107 , Wyo. Stat. 40-26-144 , Wyo. Stat. Sec. 40-26-103 . Rights of Children Landlords that treat children and adults differently are violating the law that prohibits landlords from discriminating against a tenant's familial status. Thus, prohibiting children from playing in [...]