Posted by (+350) 11 years ago
My husband and I were denied the chance to rent an apartment because of our children. We viewed an apartment in Forsyth and the manager told us that the people living below the apt we saw worked nights so it would be best if we took the opposite apt as the tenents below that one also had children and would be more understanding about the noise of little feet through the ceiling. We were to call the owner and work out the payment for 1st month and deposit. I called and was told that "it would be best if we didn't rent to people with kids" because she had had to deal with too many people complaining about the noise with previous tenents. I was floored and very upset about being denied rent because of my kids. So I looked up the Fair Housing Act online and was informed by www.hud.gov that to refuse someone a place to live (rent or ownership) because of their familial status (or race, gender, etc) is against federal law. Now I wonder if that is an all-encompassing law or is it only for HUD housing? And if it applies to everyone, what do I do now? Its hard enough to find a place to rent around here let alone rent for a descent price.