Fair Housing

Equal Housing Opportunity
Each of the homes listed for rent on HouseRentals.com is subject to the federal Fair Housing Act. HouseRentals.com opposes content in listings that advertises discrimination based on color, race, sex, handicap, national origin, religion, or familial status, or a desire to discriminate for the purpose of selecting renters. The Fair Housing Act also applies to roommates chosen by the principal renter.

Discrimination refers to the treatment of potential or current renters based on their race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

Renters and landlords cannot knowingly allow agents, salespersons or brokers to exhibit discrimination in a rental listing. Similarly, any person acting on behalf of a landlord is not allowed advertise a property with the intention of showing it only to people who match a particular color, race, sex, handicap, national origin, religion, or familial status. You and your family have the right to reply to housing advertisements, tour homes, and meet with rental agents without being subject to discrimination.

If you suspect you've come across rental discrimination in a listing on HouseRentals.com, please contact us immediately. Even if your online rental experience was fair and honest, but you believe a landlord who advertised on our site displayed unfair and discriminatory behavior in person, please let us know. We are proud to honor a zero-tolerance policy against renter preference based on any limitation or discrimination because of color, race, sex, handicap, national origin, religion, or familial status.

To report home rental discrimination caused by landlords not associated with HouseRentals.com, you can contact the Department of Housing and Urban Development. You can find your local office by calling 1-800-699-9777. Also, check the below HUD Resources:

Fair Housing Homepage:
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp

Your Rights:
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/FHLaws/yourrights

How to File a Housing Discrimination Complaint:
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/online-complaint

It's important to speak up against rental housing discrimination to protect yourself and others. Many states and municipalities have their own rules and regulations regarding your rights to fair housing. You may also want to consider contacting your local police and the Better Business Bureau to voice your complaints.