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Monday, 24 March 2008

For more reasources on Fair Housing please see FairHousingInMichigan.org .

 

The fair housing laws protect everyone from discrimination in the sale or rental
of housing.  When based on race, religion, gender, disability, etc., the following
are discriminatory actions:

  • Refusing to rent or sell housing to you.
  • Sexually harassing a tenant
  • Falsely informing you that housing is unavailable.
  • Asking you to pay a different amount for rent or security deposit.
  • Excluding you from living in an apartment or neighborhood.
  • Evicting you based on the race of your friends or family.

Because you have children, your landlord CANNOT:
  • Limit where you live.
  • Charge you a higher rent or security deposit
  • Deny you housing.

If you are considered disabled, your landlord CANNOT refuse your reasonable
request to:
  • Alter your dwelling to accommodate your disability (Examples: include:
    lowering sinks,  installing ramps, etc.) However, changes would be
    made at your expense and you can be asked to change the unit back to
    its previous condition when you leave.
  • Change rules, procedures or policies to allow you to live in your place of
    choice with your disability. Examples include:  allowing service animals,
    assigning handicapped parking, etc.

 

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