Age Discrimination in Florida Apartments

Florida does not directly prohibit landlords from discriminating against tenants based on their age. However, landlords should be careful to avoid discriminating against children and families (whom are protected under federal and state law). Additionally, discriminating against a senior because of their disability is prohibited under federal and state fair housing law which protects those […]

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Discrimination Against Mental or Physical Health Conditions in Florida Apartments

Florida 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? Florida 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 Florida Apartments

It is illegal in Florida (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 Florida and federal law. For […]

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Racial Discrimination in Florida Apartments

Florida 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: interfering […]

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Religious Discrimination in Florida Apartments

Florida 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: refusing to make reasonable accommodations based on a tenant’s religion interfering with a tenant’s […]

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

Florida 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. Florida has no explicit protections for LGBT tenants, but federal and state protections against discriminating by one’s gender offers some indirect protections in […]

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Can Landlords Reject Tenants with Housing Vouchers in Florida?

Miami-Dade County requires landlords to accept vouchers from tenants, but other localities in Florida do not. Click here for the latest updates. Voucher Policy Landlords cannot deny tenants an apartment (or otherwise discriminate against them) based on the fact that their income (or part of their income) comes from government financial assistance programs including Section […]

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