No one may take any of the following actions based on race, color,national origin, religion, sex, familial status, handicap, marital status age, use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or sexual orientation/gender identity:
- Refuse to rent housing
- Refuse to negotiate for housing
- Make housing unavailable
- Deny a dwelling
- Set different terms, conditions or privileges for rental of a dwelling
- Provide different housing services or facilities
- Falsely deny that housing is available for inspection or rent
- Persuade owners or rent (blockbusting)
- Deny access to, or membership in, a facility or service (such as a multiple listing service) related to the rental of housing
- Advertise or make any statement that indicates a limitation or preference based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap. This prohibition against discriminatory advertising applies to single-family and owneroccupied housing that is otherwise exempt from the Fair Housing Act.
- Real estate advertising guidance (PDF) - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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