Rhode Island Fair Housing Laws

Rhode Island prohibits landlords to discriminate against tenants based on race, color, national origin, religion, family status (having children under 18), mental or physical disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age (18+), or status as a victim of domestic violence:

  • -Refuse to rent or sell to a person

  • -Tell a person housing is not available if it is not true

  • -Show a person homes or apartments only in certain neighborhoods

  • -Set different terms, conditions or privileges for a sale or rental to one person than to others

  • -Provide different services or facilities to one person than to others

  • -Advertise housing only to preferred groups of people

  • -Refuse to provide mortgage loan information, deny a mortgage loan, set different terms or conditions on a mortgage loan to a person

  • -Deny a person property insurance

  • -Discriminate in the way property appraisals are conducted

  • -Refuse to make reasonable accommodations needed that result in providing a disabled person an equal and reasonable opportunity to use and enjoy the dwelling

  • -Fail to design and construct a property in an accessible manner

  • -Harass, coerce, intimidate or interfere with anyone helping someone else with his or her fair housing rights.

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