Regarding protected classes in fair housing practices, including veterans and military personnel as protected classes.
Anyone selling or renting a dwelling cannot discriminate against an individual based on their veteran or military status. It is illegal to refuse to negotiate for housing with an individual on the basis of their veteran or military status, or to deny or withhold housing based on an individual’s veteran or military status. In accordance with the act, a person who was dishonorably discharged from military service is not considered a veteran or a member of the military.
To the extent necessary to determine whether an individual is eligible for a benefit offered to veterans or members of the military, the act permits inquiries regarding the individual’s veteran or military status. A veteran or military housing benefit or any other advertising related to veteran or military housing is also permitted under the act. Regulations governing veterans’ benefits can be adhered to under the act.