D.C. Rules on Landlords Discriminating By Age (The Elderly, Minors, and Students)

DC law has protections against landlords discriminating by age, including the elderly, minors, and students. Discrimination includes not just denying a housing application, but also nearly every type of unequal treatment like charging different rents or segregating people in different sections of a building by age. Protected Classes The  District of Columbia Human Rights Act […]

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Rental Discrimination: Family, Pregnancy, or Children

The Fair Housing Act prohibits a landlord from discriminating in renting based on pregnancy, households with minor children, or households securing the legal custody of a minor child. Public amenities in an apartment complex cannot discriminate against children (e.g., “No children in the pool area”).  Federal law does not protect against discrimination in the rental […]

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