It is illegal for a landlord to evict someone for allowing their children to play outside. The COVID-19 crisis does not give your landlord or apartment manager the right to stop children from playing outside.  Below, you will find more information to help determine if you are being discriminated against. 

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Discrimination Against Families With Children: Is It Legal?

It is illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to a single parent or family with children. For example, a single woman applies to rent a one bedroom apartment with her six year old daughter. The landlord tells her that children have to have their own bedroom, so they...

Does a renter of a condominium have fewer rights than an owner?

No.  Renters have equal rights under the Fair Housing Act.  An owner or the HOA cannot treat the children of renters much more strictly than it treats the children of owners.  The children of renters and owners have equal rights under the Fair Housing Act.

Can My HOA Prohibit Children from Playing Outside?

No.  A Homeowner’s Association (HOA) cannot enact rules that prohibit children from playing outside. This would be illegal.  This is true even if the tenant is not an owner of a unit at the complex, but merely a renter.  Condominium Associations do not have special...

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