The Federal Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." It is illegal to advertise discriminatory terms or conditions, or advertise that the property is available only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
Applicable state and local laws may also make it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on age, citizenship, marital status, military discharge status, presence of minor children, pregnancy, sexual preference, source of income, student status, and other personal characteristics.
You should consult your personal attorney as to the applicability of these laws and of any exceptions that might apply to you or your advertising. It may, for example, be acceptable for a person advertising for a roommate to state a gender preference.
We support both the letter and the spirit of these laws. We will not knowingly permit or accept any advertising that violates the law. All users are hereby informed that all advertised dwellings are available on an equal opportunity basis.
Information regarding properties for rent is posted on this site by third parties, and we do not routinely review the information they post. If a posting by one of our users appears to express an illegal preference or limitation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include sufficient detail to enable us to follow up effectively.
Complaints alleging housing discrimination may be filed with your local fair housing office or the nearest office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), or by calling HUD's toll free number, 1-800-699-9777 (voice), or 1-800-543-8294 (TDD). HUD may also be contacted on the Internet at http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/promotingfh/atyourservice.cfm.