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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