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Denied a rental unit
Prospective tenant denied rental unit
You need to know when analyzing a denial
Form of denial
verbal, if verbal have the complainant document
who said what and when.
Type of housing
some forms of assisted housing require a written denial and an appeal process.
Congress has enacted restrictions on certain types of housing.
Reason for denial
credit. If the reason given was credit, ask for a written statement of the source of the information.
Landlords have lots of leeway in considering potential tenants, but they may not discriminate based on a protected class and they should be consistent
HUD properties must adhere to a tenant selection plan that is approved by HUD.
Denials should be in writing.
Many unsuccessful applicants don't bother to apply because someone tells them they won't be considered. That way there's no denial!
Challenging a denial can be really successful.
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