Housing discrimination against parents, grandparents or others with children younger than 18 is unlawful. This includes parents who adopt or foster children. It also includes pregnant women and people who plan to have children.
It is illegal for anyone, including a landlord, realtor, town, or other housing provider, to deny housing or to have different rules about housing because a family has children or plans to have children. It is also unlawful to harass a family in housing because of their minor children.
Any decision to deny or restrict housing that is based on the fact that a family has children is unlawful. This includes rental, sales, mortgage lending, and planning and zoning.
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Discrimination against children and families seriously harms the people who are discriminated against and made to feel unwelcome. But discrimination against children and families affects everyone. It keeps us from living in diverse, inclusive communities.