What is housing discrimination?

Housing discrimination occurs when rules are made that apply only to families with minor children. For example, there may be a rule that states, “Children must be supervised while playing in the common areas.” Or, there might be a rule which says, “No playing with balls, riding bicycles or riding scooters.” These rules attempt to restrict the activities of children and in most cases this is illegal. Children have the right to go outside during the day and play. This is true even though other tenants may be trying to sleep during the day or when other tenants are bothered by the noise children are making. If you are being contacted by the apartment manager or owner because of activities involving your children, then you may have been discriminated against. Please contact us to discuss your situation and we will let you know whether or not the actions taken against you were illegal.