What you look like shouldn't affect where you are allowed to live. The Fair Housing Act protects tenants and home buyers from discrimination based on any protected attribute. If you have been turned down for housing based on an illegal bias, the Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania can help you get into the home you love.
The Fair Housing Act prohibits landlords, realtors, and lenders from discriminating against possible tenants or buyers based on:
It applies to almost every housing situation except for private clubs, owner-occupied small units, and single-family houses sold or rented without a broker. The protections apply to both the sale and rental of homes, and to financing.
When it comes to finding your home, you may have a Fair Housing Act claim if your landlord, realtor, or seller:
Once you find a home, you may need a mortgage or a loan to finance it. The Fair Housing Act prohibits lenders from:
If you or someone in your household has a disability, you may have additional claims under the Fair Housing Act. Your landlord must:
If your landlord, realtor, seller, or lender has violated the Fair Housing Act, the Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania can help you file a housing discrimination complaint in federal court. If an Administrative Law Judge finds that you have been the victim of discrimination, you could receive compensation for:
You may also be entitled to placement in the housing, and to changes in the housing or lending policy. The landlord or lender may also have to pay a civil penalty to the federal government for violating the law.
Don't let discrimination keep you out of the home you want. Contact the Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania today for a free phone consultation. Their experienced discrimination attorneys can help you protect your rights and get into your home.
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