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i was denied an apartment without reasoning can I sue?

1 Answers. Asked on Jan 20th, 2017 on Discrimination - Indiana
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My boyfriend and I went to go apply for an apartment we tried giving our money order for our credit check but they did not want to receive it . When went ahead and summited everything they asked for and met the requierements . But went ahead and was denied , when asked why they wouldn't give us an answer . Before hand we visited sister properties and had a rude encounter with one of the employees and filed a complaint which makes us think that's why we where denied . I have proof my credit check was ran and still have no idea why we where denied . I feel our fair housing act was discriminated . Can we do anything about it ?
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Answered on Jan 23rd, 2017 at 1:02 PM

Dear Anoymous,

If you believe you have been the victim of housing discrimination, I would encourage you to contact the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI) and discuss your situation with one of their knowledgeable staff.  Here is a link to the FHCCI's website: http://www.fhcci.org/

Best,

Chip Clark

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