Single-family homes owned by private persons when a real estate broker and/or discriminatory advertising is used to rent or sell the home.
Single-family homes not owned by private persons (such as corporations or partnerships), even if a broker is not used to rent or sell the home.
Owner-occupied multi-family buildings when a real estate broker and/or discriminatory advertising is used to rent or sell the home.
Multi-family buildings with four or fewer units, if the owner does not live in one of the units.
Multi-family buildings with fiver or more units, including rooming houses.
Avoid Breaking Fair Housing Laws
Be consistent: Use a standard process with all applicants.
Avoid assumptions: Assess individuals based on the requirements you develop and not based on anything else.
Document your search: Keep selection criteria and rental policy in writing and document your reason for refusing an applicant.
Don't be helpful at your own expense: Allow each person to decide for themselves where they want to live (e.g., Don't tell a tenant with kids that it would be safer on the first floor or ask a disabled person if they can manage the stairs).
Fair housing is ongoing: Fair housing does not end when you find a tenant, make sure all rental policies and services are applied equally to all tenants.