What is Housing Discrimination?
In Connecticut is it illegal to discriminate in the sale or rental of housing and in the provision of housing related services due to a person’s:
- Disability (mental or physical)
- Legal source of income (e.g. use of Section 8 or the Security Deposit Guarantee)
- National origin
- Sex (gender)
- Children or family status
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity or expression
- Marital status
- Age (except minors)
The law creates certain exemptions for smaller properties. If you are considering making a complaint, discuss these exemptions with a fair housing attorney.
Do you believe you have experienced housing discrimination?
Agencies that can help: