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Familial Status

Family outside houseChildren have a right to grow up in the best housing available to them and their families.  Yet families and single parents continue to face discrimination based on familial status – that is, the presence of existing or prospective children and custodianship. 

Although a federally protected class, discrimination based on familial status continues to exist and is often used as a proxy for national origin or race discrimination.  The ERC works to ensure all families are given equal opportunities when seeking housing.

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