Category Archives: Discrimination

Can Landlord Discriminate When Renting?

Tenants often ask, “can a landlord not rent to me for”, for example, “not having a high enough credit score” or “having a certain kind of pet” or “not having high enough income”. The feeling that many tenants have in this regard is that the landlord is not justified in denying a rental application based […]

A Case Study In Pretext Racial Discrimination

In Osborn v. Kellogg, 547 N.W.2d 504 (Neb. 1996), a rental applicant (“applicant”) filed a complaint with the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission (NEOC) alleging that the landlord rejected her application because her live-in boyfriend was black. NEOC found that the (legitimate) reasons offered by landlords for refusing the applicant’s rental application were, in fact, a pretext […]