Rental Discrimination: Age
While federal law doesn’t protect against discrimination against age, some state laws prohibit landlords from doing so (e.g., New York City). Additionally, some jurisdictions forbid discrimination based on appearance. Landlords violate such state laws if applicants are suddenly denied when they appear to sign the lease. For example, it may be illegal to deny a rental because a tenant looks old or has a certain hairstyle/piercing.
Last Update : July 22, 2018 UTC