Can a landlord charge me an extra security deposit because I have children?

Asked by Raheem X, Brooklyn, NY Fri Jun 12, 2009

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Joseph Runfo…, Agent, Staten Island, NY
Fri Jun 12, 2009
NO!. It is unlawful to change terms, conditions, or services for different individuals on the basis of familial status, this would be a violation of fair housing laws.
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Joseph Runfo…, Agent, Staten Island, NY
Sun Jun 14, 2009
Also, a person who believes illegal discrimination has occurred has up to one year after the alleged act to file a charge with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or may bring a federal suit within two years.
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