One of the most common types of religious discrimination involves denying someone housing because of a person’s religion. The Utah Fair Housing Act criminalizes this type of religious discrimination by prohibiting, among other things:
- Refusing to sell or rent to after the making of a bona fide offer because of religion
- Refusing to negotiate for sale or rental because of religion
- Denying or making unavailable any dwelling from a person because of religion
- Express preference, limitation, or discrimination, whether orally or in writing, based on religion
- Attempting to get someone to sell their house by telling them people of certain religions will be moving into the neighborhood
If it is determined someone denied you housing because of your religion, that person can be ordered to stop discriminatory housing practices; damages, including attorney’s fees; and could be fined up to $50,000. In addition to these sanctions, you can sue the person who discriminated against you for damages, but you must begin this suit within two years of being discriminated against.
Been The Victim of Housing Discrimination Because of Your Religion? Contact Brown Law.
Brown Law is dedicated to ensuring the religious rights of all people are protected. If you feel someone has denied you housing because of your religion, call Brown Law at 801.685.9999 or 800.299.1016.