No, Your Landlord Can’t Evict You For Having The Coronavirus
Americans who become ill from the novel coronavirus shouldn’t have to worry about losing their homes because they’re sick. And the law is on their side: Landlords aren’t permitted to even ask about ailing tenants’ medical conditions, let alone evict them.
The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits landlords from discrimination against tenants with disabilities, and that includes infection with COVID-19, housing-rights lawyers told HuffPost. Many states and localities have their own anti-discrimination laws that often provide stronger protections for tenants than federal law does.
“If you rent, you are protected from disability discrimination,” said Deborah Thrope, the deputy director of the National Housing Law Project in San Francisco. Homeowners who are subject to rules from their condominium or homeowners associations also can’t be …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]