If you read, see, or hear an ad that makes you think that the landlord prefers or discourages certain kinds of people as renters, this could be housing discrimination.
- Quan is looking for an apartment for his family. He sees an ad for a three-bedroom apartment. The ad says "quiet, professional couple preferred." Quan doesn't call the ad because he believes the landlord won't want to rent to him because he has children. The landlord and the newspaper discriminated against Quan because their ad discouraged him from applying.
- Tom is looking for an apartment. He sees an apartment ad. The ad has a picture of a Christian cross in it. Tom isn't Christian. Tom doesn't call because he believes that the landlord only wants to rent to Christians. The landlord and the newspaper discriminated against Tom because their ad discouraged Tom from applying.