Age Discrimination in Connecticut Apartments

Discrimination based on age is prohibited in Connecticut. This means that landlords cannot discriminate against the tenant on the basis of age . “Age” is not defined by the law and thus is presumed to cover all ages. Additionally, children and families are explicitly protected from discrimination. Elderly Landlords are prohibited from discriminating based on […]

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Discrimination Against Mental or Physical Health Conditions in Connecticut Apartments

Connecticut 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? Connecticut 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 […]

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

It is illegal in Connecticut (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. In addition, tenants are protected from discrimination based on their marital status. Family Restrictions Most types […]

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Discrimination of Source of Income in Connecticut Apartments

Connecticut 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 […]

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Racial Discrimination in Connecticut Apartments

Connecticut 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 […]

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Religious Discrimination in Connecticut Apartments

Connecticut 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: pressuring a tenant to rent or not rent based on people of a certain […]

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

Connecticut 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. Connecticut also has strong protections against LGBT discrimination. Sexism Connecticut law and federal law protect tenants from discrimination based on their sex (e.g., […]

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Can Landlords Reject Tenants with Housing Vouchers in Connecticut?

In Connecticut, landlords are forbidden from denying tenants solely because they are recipients of housing vouchers or other government assistance programs. To deny a tenant, a landlord must have a legally valid basis for the denial aside from their source of income. Illegal Voucher Policy Because it’s illegal under Connecticut law to deny a tenant […]

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