Discrimination can be obvious and easily recognized, but many times it is subtle or apologetic. When people discriminate against you because of race, color, sex, religion, handicap, familial status (i.e. - having one or more children), or national origin, they are denying your fair housing rights.
The following actions by owners or housing providers are prohibited when based on race, color, sex, religion, handicap, familial status, or national origin when selling or renting a house, residential lot, or apartment:
Advertising specifically for a certain type of buyer or tenant
Allowing unlawful bias to affect the appraisal value of a property
Charging more to buy, rent, or asking for a larger security deposit based on personal attributes
Denying access or use of the facility or service that is normally available with occupancy
Denying services available to others
Falsely proclaiming the property is sold or rented
Insisting that you live in a predetermined "family area"
Refusing to allow handicap accommodations for an assisting aide, assistance animal, parking, or physical modifications
Refusing to show, rent, or sell
Refusing to negotiate
Suggesting you move to an area where you don't want to live
Telling owners or renters to move because the neighborhood is being integrated