The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions under this law specifically cover discrimination on account of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children. Additionally, some state and local laws provide additional protections against discrimination, such as sexual orientation, gender identity, military status or marital status. The following resources are a good starting point to learn about your Fair Housing Rights:
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- What does a background check include?
- Why must I wait 30 minutes before retrying my identity verification?
- Why can't I verify my identity?
- Can I withdraw an application after I’ve submitted it to a property?
- Where can I find information about my Fair Housing rights?
- How is this information kept safe?
- Does requesting a credit report affect my credit score?
- What if I don’t have a social security number?
- How long do background and credit checks take?
- Can I request only a background check or a credit check, but not both?