Under federal law, it is legal for a landlord to assign families with younger children to units on the first floor.

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* 1. Under federal law, it is legal for a landlord to assign families with younger children to units on the first floor.

Fair Housing can concern the use of zoning codes or tax laws that prohibit equal housing opportunity.

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* 2. Fair Housing can concern the use of zoning codes or tax laws that prohibit equal housing opportunity.

If a person in a wheelchair requests a second floor apartment, the landlord can deny this request and insist on placing them in a ground floor unit because of liability reasons.

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* 3. If a person in a wheelchair requests a second floor apartment, the landlord can deny this request and insist on placing them in a ground floor unit because of liability reasons.

If your apartment community has a “No Pet” Policy, it would be considered a reasonable accommodation to allow a blind person with a seeing eye dog to rent the apartment.

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* 4. If your apartment community has a “No Pet” Policy, it would be considered a reasonable accommodation to allow a blind person with a seeing eye dog to rent the apartment.

Even though a zoning ordinance imposes on group homes the same restrictions it imposes on other groups of unrelated people, a local government may be required, in individual cases and when requested to do so, to grant a reasonable accommodation to a group home for persons with disabilities.

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* 5. Even though a zoning ordinance imposes on group homes the same restrictions it imposes on other groups of unrelated people, a local government may be required, in individual cases and when requested to do so, to grant a reasonable accommodation to a group home for persons with disabilities.

A local government may generally restrict the ability of groups of unrelated persons to live together as long as the restrictions are imposed on all such groups.

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* 6. A local government may generally restrict the ability of groups of unrelated persons to live together as long as the restrictions are imposed on all such groups.

Some cities have rules prohibiting more than a certain number of unrelated people from living in a household. If a housing developer approaches the city to develop housing for people with disabilities (by sharing a home or having a live-in attendant) and are denied based on this rule, the city is in compliance with the Fair Housing Act.

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* 7. Some cities have rules prohibiting more than a certain number of unrelated people from living in a household. If a housing developer approaches the city to develop housing for people with disabilities (by sharing a home or having a live-in attendant) and are denied based on this rule, the city is in compliance with the Fair Housing Act.

When a potential homebuyer asks their realtor about the racial makeup of a neighborhood or school, the realtor should respond by saying, “I believe the neighborhood has a few Hispanic families, but I can check and get back to you.”

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* 8. When a potential homebuyer asks their realtor about the racial makeup of a neighborhood or school, the realtor should respond by saying, “I believe the neighborhood has a few Hispanic families, but I can check and get back to you.”

A loan officer may turn down a Jewish applicant because of his poor credit score.

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* 9. A loan officer may turn down a Jewish applicant because of his poor credit score.

It is allowable for landlords to require higher security deposits for families with children.

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* 10. It is allowable for landlords to require higher security deposits for families with children.

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