It is illegal to be denied a housing opportunity because of your lawful occupation.
Lawful occupation means any lawful vocation, trade, profession, or field of specialization. It includes members of the military.
Discrimination based on lawful occupation can also be marital status, partnership status, or family status discrimination.
Discrimination means being treated differently by any person with the authority to rent, sell, or deal with applicants or residents of a housing accommodation. For example, a building owner or representative (such as a superintendent) is discriminating if they treat you differently because of your actual or perceived lawful occupation, such as expressing worries about renting to a person in active military service or the reserves.
These behaviors, policies, or practices could be evidence of discrimination:
The Law also prohibits retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint against someone, or act as a witness for someone else who files a complaint.
If you believe you are the victim of housing discrimination, contact CCHR by calling 311.