Disabled Renters' Housing Rights
If you have a disability, you should understand the laws when you rent a house or apartment.
What Kind of Housing Discrimination Is Illegal?
Federal law prohibits discrimination based on many factors, including race, religion, national origin, familial status, disability, and sex.
Housing Discrimination Prohibited by State and Local Law
Your state or local fair housing law may prohibit some types of discrimination that aren't covered by federal law.
Tenant Rights Against Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Discrimination
Know your renter's rights if a landlord won't rent to you because you are gay, lesbian, or transgender.
Legal and Illegal Reasons Landlords May Turn Rental Applicants Down
What a landlord can and cannot ask you when you're applying for a rental.
Can I Be Refused an Apartment Because of My Criminal Record?
I recently applied for a apartment and was rejected. The reason they gave me was stated in one word: criminal. I have a felony conviction almost 10 years old. Is this a form of discrimination?
Fighting Rental Housing Discrimination FAQ
Learn about illegal housing discrimination, including how to file a complaint.
How to Fight Housing Discrimination
Fair housing complaints and other options available to tenants who feel they have been unlawfully discriminated against
Here's what you can do if your landlord is retaliating against you for asserting a legal right, such as complaining to the building inspector about an unsafe apartment
Can I Sue My Landlord for Housing Discrimination?
How to sue your landlord for illegal discrimination.
State Laws Prohibiting Landlord Retaliation
In most states, landlords cannot retaliate against a tenant for exercising a legal right. Find out what tenant rights are protected from landlord retaliation, and situations in which landlord retaliation is presumed.
State Guides to Tenant Rights and Landlord-Tenant Law
Find help brochures and resources on tenant rights in your state.
Where Can Tenants Turn for Help?
Learn about the various resources tenants have for help with legal problems.