DENVER (KDVR) — The Colorado General Assembly advanced a bill which added discrimination based on source of income as a type of unfair housing practice.
Source of income discrimination refers to the practice of refusing to rent to a housing applicant because that person’s lawful form of income.
Source of income includes:
- Money paid directly, indirectly, or on behalf of a person
- Income from any lawful profession
- Any government or private assistance, grant, or loan program
Based on a person’s source of income, a person cannot:
- Refuse to rent, lease or show a property for rent or lease
- Refuse to send out an offer to rent or lease housing
- Discriminate in the terms or conditions of a rental agreement
- Discriminate because of a person’s participation in a 3rd-party contract
- Include any limitation or preference in any advertisement for the rent or lease of housing
- Use representations related to a person’s source of income to induce another person to rent or lease property.
The restrictions do not apply to a landlord with three or fewer rental units.