South Dakota Fair Housing Laws

The South Dakota Fair Housing Act prohibits landlords to discriminate against tenants in all of the following:

  • -It is unlawful to refuse to rent after the making of a bona fide offer, to refuse to negotiate for the sale or rental of, or otherwise to make unavailable or deny a dwelling to any tenant because of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, familial status, or religion.
  • -It is unlawful to discriminate against any tenant in the terms, conditions, or privileges of rental of a dwelling, or in the provision of services or facilities in connection therewith, because of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, familial status, or religion.
  • -It is unlawful to make, print, or publish, or cause to be made, printed, or published, any notice, statement, or advertisement with respect to the rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, familial status, or religion or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.
  • -It is unlawful to represent to any tenant because of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, familial status, or religion that any dwelling is not available for rent when such dwelling is in fact so available.
  • -It is unlawful, for profit, to induce or attempt to induce any tenant to rent any dwelling by a representation regarding the entry or prospective entry into the neighborhood of a person or persons of a particular race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, familial status, or religion.

For more information about South Dakota Fair Housing Laws please go to:

http://dlr.sd.gov/humanrights/housing.aspx

http://www.sdhda.org/for-renters-2/fair-housing-and-your-rights.html


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