Federally Protected Classes:

race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status, and disability

State Protected Classes Include

marital status, source of income, sexual orientation including gender identity, and domestic violence victims.

There are, often, additional local protected classes.

Fair Housing Laws Apply To:

  • individual homes, duplexes, multifamily housing (apartments, condos, and townhomes), retirement housing, adult foster homes and longterm care facilities, homeless shelters and other nonprofit housing, etc.
  • sales, rentals, mortgage lending, building and construction, home insurance, appraisals, and inspections, land use regulations, zoning, as well as neighbor-on-neighbor harassment.