Are You a Victim of Housing Discrimination?

The Fair Housing Act and the Tennessee Human Rights Act prohibit a difference in treatment in residential housing that is based on one’s:
Race, Color, Religion, National Origin, Sex, Familial Status, or Disability. (Creed in Tennessee)

Sex: Means- your gender – treating men differently than women.
Sexual Harassment – if your landlord asks to trade sexual favors for rent
Gender Identity – if your landlord treats you differently because you don’t fit into the landlord’s idea of who a person should marry or how a person should dress. (ie: same-sex couples or gender identity)

Familial Status Means – the presence of one or more people under the age of 18 in the home
A parent attempting to regain custody of one or more children
A pregnant woman

Disability Means – a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity
A person may be defined as disabled under the Fair Housing Act even if not so defined by the Social Security Department
They may be a person with the disability, with a record of having a disability, or is perceived as having a disability