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Is it legal to post a sing stating that you will only rent your room in your house to a female?

it is illegal

But done all the time. Don't do it.

But if you look on craigslist you seem multiple posting only accepting male or female roommate.

I think I'm going to use craigslist then. It is just for family meters that I'd prefer a female roommate. Some day my little kids will end up at home by themselves for a few minutes, I'd just feel more comfortable. Thank you guys for your answers.

Actually, it isn't illegal. There are exceptions, including these outlined here:

What housing is covered?

Fair Housing rules apply to most housing, whether you rent or buy a home. Covered rental housing includes:

  • apartments and houses owned by private landlords, and

  • "subsidized housing," like public housing run by a housing authority.

There are a few small exceptions. For example: some parts of the federal law do not apply if the landlord lives in the building and has no more than 4 rental units. The state law does not cover a 2-unit building where the landlord lives in one of the units. It also does not cover a landlord renting out 4 rooms or fewer in his own home.


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