St. Louis Housing Discrimination Lawyer
The housing discrimination lawyers at Dashtaki Law Firm exclusively represent victims of housing discrimination. Based in St. Louis and Jefferson City, Missouri, the attorneys at Dashtaki Law Firm have extensive experience protecting the rights of individuals who have been discriminated against in the sale or rental of housing. When you need a housing discrimination lawyer to fight for you, the lawyers at Dashtaki Law Firm stand ready to protect your rights and assist you with any housing discrimination issue.
The Law in Missouri is Clear: Housing Discrimination is Illegal
Discrimination against an individual in the rental or sale of housing is illegal in Missouri. Both Missouri law and federal law prohibit landlords and housing providers from discriminating against individuals in the rental or sale of housing because of an individual’s:
- national origin/ancestry
- gender / sex
- familial status (children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians or pregnant women)
There are many types of housing discrimination in Missouri, including:
- Refusing to rent or sell housing;
- Refusing to negotiate for the sale or rental of housing;
- Setting different terms, conditions, or privileges for sale or rental of a dwelling;
- Making housing unavailable to certain individuals;
- Falsely denying that housing is available for inspection, sale, or rental;
- Providing different housing services or facilities to certain individuals;
- For profit, persuade owners to sell or rent (blockbusting); or
- Denying certain individuals access to or membership in a facility or service (such as a multiple listing service) related to the sale or rental of housing.
Missouri and federal law applies to landlords, housing providers, property managers, realtors or those providing loans for dwellings
In Mortgage Lending : A lender or bank may not take any of the following actions based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, familial status, or disability:
- Refusing to make a mortgage loan;
- Refusing to provide information regarding loans;
- Imposing different terms or conditions on a loan, such as different interest rates, points, or fees;
- Discriminating in appraising a property;
- Refusing to purchase a loan; or
- Setting different terms or conditions for purchasing a loan.
In addition, it is illegal for a housing provider to:
- Harass an individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, familial status, or disability;
- Retaliate against an individual for filing a complaint of discrimination, participating in an investigation or hearing, or opposing discriminatory practices;
- Advertise or make any statement that indicates a limitation or preference based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, familial status, or disability.
Additional Housing Protections Exist For Persons With Disabilities
If you or someone with whom you are associated has a disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such a disability, or is regarded as having such a disability, then your landlord may not:
- Refuse to let you make reasonable modifications to your dwelling or common-use areas, at your expense, if necessary for you to use and enjoy the housing.
- Refuse to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or services if necessary for the person with a disability to use and enjoy the housing.
For additional information on discrimination in housing based on an individual’s disability, please see our page on housing discrimination based on disability.
Housing Opportunities for Families
Unless an apartment building or community qualifies as housing for older persons, it may not discriminate based on familial status. That is, it may not discriminate against families in which one or more children under the age of 18 live with a parent, a person who has legal custody of the child or children, or the designee of the parent or legal custodian, with the parent or custodian’s written permission. Familial status protection also applies to pregnant women and anyone securing legal custody of a child under the age of 18.
Determining whether you have a claim for housing discrimination requires the assistance of an experienced Missouri housing discrimination lawyer on your side. The lawyers at Dashtaki Law Firm know the law, understand the legal system and are determined to get results for our clients. At Dashtaki Law Firm, we exclusively represent victims of housing discrimination and protect their rights. When those rights are violated, victims of housing discrimination are entitled to redress and compensation. If you, or someone you know, are the victim of housing discrimination or been denied a reasonable accommodation, please contact the attorneys at Dashtaki Law Firm today.
Contact an experienced housing discrimination lawyer today
Housing discrimination cases can be highly complex, so it is essential to speak with an experienced Missouri housing discrimination lawyer immediately. If you have been discriminated against, we can help. The housing discrimination lawyers at Dashtaki Law Firm will support you through the process and offer choices to protect your rights. If you have been the victim of housing discrimination based on your race, gender, national origin, religion, disability or familial status, contact an experienced Missouri housing discrimination attorney immediately to understand your legal rights because you have a very limited time to take action, as any delay may cause you to lose your rights.
The Dashtaki Law Firm offers a free and confidential initial consultation to review your case. Contact the housing discrimination lawyers at Dashtaki Law Firm today so that we can begin our investigation.
The housing discrimination attorneys at Dashtaki Law Firm, LLC, serve clients throughout Missouri, including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, Franklin County, Cole County, Boone County, Camden County, Callaway County, Osage County, Moniteau County, Miller County, Morgan County, Warren County, Jefferson City, Columbia, Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach, Camdenton, Fulton, Linn, Tipton and California, MO.