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

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

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.”

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

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

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