Detroit, MI asked in Estate Planning for Michigan

Q: Can a rental place denie me a living based on my income in michigan I am homeless because of this.

The Fair housing act say they can not discriminate against me i been disabile most of my life. I lost my house to the city can you help

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Trent Harris

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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Jackson, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You're right that a landlord can't discriminate against you based on your disability. But, a landlord can refuse to rent to you based on your income. If you are on disability, your income may qualify you for subsidized housing or government housing assistance. Try reaching out to the public housing agency for your area, or the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. They may be able to help you find resources that can help you.

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