Racial Discrimination in Delaware Apartments

Delaware 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: refusing […]

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Religious Discrimination in Delaware Apartments

Delaware 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: asking about a tenant’s religion pressuring a tenant to rent or not rent based […]

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

Delaware 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. Delaware also has strong protections against LGBT discrimination. Sexism Delaware 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 Delaware?

There is no explicit law in Delaware, 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 […]

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Age Discrimination in Delaware Apartments

Discrimination based on age is prohibited in Delaware. This means that landlords cannot discriminate against the tenant on the basis of age . All ages are covered in Delaware. 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 […]

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Discrimination Against Mental or Physical Health Conditions in Delaware Apartments

Delaware 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? Delaware 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 Delaware Apartments

It is illegal in Delaware (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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