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Fair Housing and Tenants' Rights

People who are trying to rent or buy a place to live have rights. The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, and family status when it comes to the sale, financing, or rental of housing. Other non-discrimination laws also make it illegal to discriminate against people when it comes to financing or entering into certain contracts. Unfortunately, housing discrimination is still a very real problem. Some landlords, lenders, or cities may have policies that disproportionately impact women or minority borrowers and make it hard for them to find a place to live. If you feel that you have been a victim of illegal discrimination in housing or lending, please contact our consumer rights attorneys.