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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 [...]

Racial Discrimination in West Virginia Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WV|

West Virginia 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: denying an apartment or application based on their race, color, national origin, or ancestryadvertising an apartment that's for or not for a person based on their race, color, national origin, or ancestrydenying an applicant the opportunity to inspect the apartment based on their race, color, national origin, or ancestryrefusing to make reasonable accommodations based on a tenant's race, color, national origin, or ancestrydenying a loan based on their race, color, national origin, or ancestrypressuring a tenant to rent or not rent based on people of [...]

Racial Discrimination in Wyoming Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WY|

Wyoming 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: denying an applicant the opportunity to inspect the apartment based on their race, color, national origin, or ancestrydenying a loan based on their race, color, national origin, or ancestryadvertising an apartment that's for or not for a person based on their race, color, national origin, or ancestryrefusing to make reasonable accommodations based on a tenant's race, color, national origin, or ancestrypressuring a tenant to rent or not rent based on people of a certain race, color, national origin, or ancestry in the neighborhoodcharging different rent or [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Can Landlords Reject Tenants with Housing Vouchers in West Virginia?

By |September 12th, 2018|WV|

There is no explicit law in West Virginia, its major cities, or counties regarding whether landlords can implement a policy of not accepting vouchers or tenants receiving government assistance to pay rent. However, some courts have ruled that doing so violates the Fair Housing Act and similar laws. Discrimination Against Families and Minorities Most of the time, landlords are free to deny voucher holders as a rule where there is no direct rule against it. However, a few courts have held that discrimination against voucher recipients (e.g., a "No Voucher" policy) violates anti-discrimination laws (see the Fair Housing Act and the corresponding state law of West Virginia). This is because a majority of voucher recipients are minorities and families and so such a policy has a discriminatory impact on those protected groups. While rare, it's becoming increasingly common. To be [...]

Can Landlords Reject Tenants with Housing Vouchers in Wyoming?

By |September 12th, 2018|WY|

There is no explicit law in Wyoming, its major cities, or counties regarding whether landlords can implement a policy of not accepting vouchers or tenants receiving government assistance to pay rent. However, some courts have ruled that doing so violates the Fair Housing Act and similar laws. Discrimination Against Families and Minorities Most of the time, landlords are free to deny voucher holders as a rule where there is no direct rule against it. However, a few courts have held that discrimination against voucher recipients (e.g., a "No Voucher" policy) violates anti-discrimination laws (see the Fair Housing Act and the corresponding state law of Wyoming). This is because a majority of voucher recipients are minorities and families and so such a policy has a discriminatory impact on those protected groups. While rare, it's becoming increasingly common. To be on the [...]

Age Discrimination in Wisconsin Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WI|

Discrimination based on age is prohibited in Wisconsin. This means that landlords cannot discriminate against the tenant on the basis of age . All ages are covered in Wisconsin. The Fair Housing Act covers discrimination against children and the state's protection against age discrimination protects anyone 18 and over. Elderly Landlords are prohibited from discriminating based on age in Wisconsin and this includes against the elderly. Discrimination is defined broadly and covers refusing to make reasonable accommodations based on a tenant's age, falsely stating an apartment is not available because of the tenant's age, interfering with a tenant's use and enjoyment of the property based on their age, advertising an apartment that's for or not for a person based on their age, denying an apartment or application based on their age, evicting a tenant based on their age, denying an [...]

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