HUD to CA Landlord: 2 BRs Okay for Couple with 3 Kids

HUD recently announced that it has approved a settlement between the owner and managers of rental properties in California and a couple who alleged that the housing providers refused to rent a two-bedroom unit to them because they have three children. Under the settlement, the housing providers agreed, among other things, to pay $6,000 to the couple.

Under the Fair Housing Act, it’s unlawful to deny or limit housing because a family has children under the age of 18, make statements that discriminate against families with children, or impose different rules, restrictions, or policies on them.

"Having children shouldn’t be a reason to be denied a place to call home,” Anna María Farías, HUD's Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, said in a statement. "HUD is committed to taking appropriate action when housing providers fail to meet their obligation to comply with the Fair Housing Act."