Fair Housing for Landlords & Tenants

Fair Housing for Landlords & Tenants


No one may take any of the following actions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap:
  • Refuse to rent or sell housing
  • Refuse to negotiate for housing
  • Make housing unavailable
  • Deny a dwelling
  • Set different terms, conditions or privileges for sale or rental of a dwelling
  • Provide different housing services or facilities
  • Falsely deny housing is available for inspection, sale or rent
  • For profit, persuade owners to sell or rent (blockbusting)
  • Deny anyone access to or membership in a facility or service (such as a multiple listing service) related to a housing sale or rental
If you have additional questions about housing discrimination based on disability or service animals, contact the Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns.

If you or someone associated with you has a physical or mental disability (including hearing, mobility and visual impairments, chronic alcoholism, chronic mental illness, AIDS, AIDS Related Complex and mental retardation) that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such a disability, or are regarded as having such a disability, your landlord may not:
  • Refuse to let you make reasonable modifications to your dwelling or common use areas, at your expense, if necessary for the disabled person to use the housing. (Where reasonable, the landlord may permit changes only if you agree to restore the property to its original condition when you move.)
  • Refuse to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or services if necessary for the disabled person to use the housing.
However, housing need not be made available to a person who is a direct threat to the health or safety of others or who currently uses illegal drugs.

Source: HUD Fair Housing — It’s Your Right

Helpul Links


Landlord & Tenant Packet


Landlord and Tenant Packet available at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.