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

By |September 12th, 2018|WI|

It is illegal in Wisconsin (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 [...]

Discrimination of Source of Income in Wisconsin Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WI|

Wisconsin 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 [...]

Racial Discrimination in Wisconsin Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WI|

Wisconsin 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 [...]

Religious Discrimination in Wisconsin Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WI|

Wisconsin 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 an apartment or application based on their religionrefusing to make reasonable accommodations based [...]

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

By |September 12th, 2018|WI|

Wisconsin 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. Wisconsin also protects tenants from discrimination for their sexual orientation. The law offers some indirect protections for tenants who were discriminated against for [...]

Can Landlords Reject Tenants with Housing Vouchers in Wisconsin?

By |September 12th, 2018|WI|

Dane County requires landlords to accept vouchers from tenants, but other localities in Wisconsin 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 [...]

Age Discrimination in Wyoming Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WY|

Wyoming 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 [...]

Discrimination Against Mental or Physical Health Conditions in Wyoming Apartments

By |September 12th, 2018|WY|

Wyoming 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? Wyoming 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 [...]

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

By |September 12th, 2018|WY|

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

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 [...]

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