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DC Landlord Discrimination Prohibited Against Elderly or Children

DC Landlord Discrimination Prohibited Against Elderly or Children

The District of Columbia Code Title 42 Chapter 35 Section 05.05 specifically prohibits any action of a landlord deemed to be a discriminatory against a tenant for being a certain age:
Discrimination Against Elderly Tenants or Families with Children
(a) It is unlawful for a housing provider to discriminate against families receiving or eligible to receive Tenant Assistance Program assistance, elderly tenants, or families with children when renting housing accommodations.
(b) Any protections provided by subsection (a) of this section and any penalties provided in § 42-3509.01 shall be in addition to any other provision of law.
(c) Allegations of violations of this section that are made by families receiving or eligible to receive Tenant Assistance Program assistance, by elderly tenants, or by families with children shall be promptly investigated and handled by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, which shall provide the complaining party with a written report upon the conclusion of the investigation.
DC Code § 42–3505.05.

See also DC Landlord Retaliatory Eviction Action Prohibited.

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