My husband and I are moving and looking for a rental home.
So, we went to look at a house and decided to put in the application for it.
The landlord ran our credit and background check and everything. Everything went just fine.
We were ready to sign our lease. He asked for all members of the home to bring all of our birth certificates to prove our citizenship. This is a high rate area for illegal immigrants, so I totally understand why this is asked.
I wasn't born in the United States, however I am a United States Citizen. I have a Naturalization Certificate, my husband and my kids were born here.
So we brought his and our kids' birth certificates, and my naturalization certificate.
The landlord told us that my certificate is unacceptable and if I wasn't born in the States, then he won't rent to us.
I tried to explain how it works and he wouldn't have it.
It's coming to that time that we need to move in a few weeks and it's hard to find what we need in our price range.
So the question is, is this discrimination or no?
Answer by SWasson at 2:45 PM on Apr. 15, 2013
Answer by LostSoul88 at 2:46 PM on Apr. 15, 2013
Answer by daylily888 at 2:49 PM on Apr. 15, 2013
Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 2:49 PM on Apr. 15, 2013
Yes, HUD has a link: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/housing_discrimination
Answer by SWasson at 2:50 PM on Apr. 15, 2013
You bet! report them to the better business bureau!!!!!
Answer by older at 2:51 PM on Apr. 15, 2013
Answer by daylily888 at 3:00 PM on Apr. 15, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 3:07 PM on Apr. 15, 2013
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