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Marital Status

The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act prohibits housing providers in Michigan from denying rentals or making different terms or conditions for tenants because a person is single, partnered, married, widowed, separated, or divorced. 

If you hear…

Sorry, we would like to rent to you, but we’d like a nice, professional, married couple in our home.

We need a higher down payment since you’re a single woman.

We don’t rent out apartments to married gay couples.

I’m sorry about the death of your wife, but we need to reconsider your current living arrangements.

Can we really trust you to make your payments if you’re divorced?

Then you may be experiencing housing discrimination.

The FHC Can Help With Housing Discrimination.

If you believe you have been the victim of housing discrimination, please call us toll-free at 1-877-979-FAIR to discuss the situation.

Information provided about allegations or complaints of housing discrimination will be kept confidential. We will not report undocumented immigrants to the authorities.

Retaliation is illegal. Any attempt should be immediately reported to the FHC.

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