Familial Status Discrimination – Part I: Pre-Tenancy

Author: Trina M. Clayton Federal and California fair housing laws, most notably the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601, et seq.) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (Cal. Gov. Code §§ 12900, et seq.), prohibit discrimination in housing rental or conditions based on specific protected classes, such as race, sex, religion, disability, and (the subject of this blog post) familial status. Familial status refers to any household with children under the age of 18.  It applies whether the minor … Continued