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Q&A: The Inquiring Mind- Renting Only to People with Paying Jobs

December 1st, 2007

Q: I want to adopt a policy of renting only to people who have paying jobs. Is this considered a violation of any fair housing laws?

A: No, says New York attorney Adam Leitman Bailey. You aren’t discriminating or violating any fair housing laws, as long as you apply your policy consistently by renting only to people with paying jobs. You’ll run into trouble only if you start making exceptions to your policy


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