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Equal Housing Opportunity

The BBK Apartments Policy

Sunrise Apartments supports Equal Housing Opportunity BBK Apartments is subject to the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3601 et seq., which prohibits “discrimination by direct providers of housing, such as landlords and real estate companies as well as other entities, such as municipalities, banks or other lending institutions and homeowners insurance companies whose discriminatory practices make housing unavailable to persons because of: race or color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability.”

BBK Apartments supports Equal Housing Opportunity for all and hereby informs our visitors that all our property rental offers are available on an equal opportunity basis.

BBK Apartments' & Manager Responsibilities

BBK Apartments, as the property manager, has a responsibility and a requirement under the law not to discriminate in the rental of property on the basis of race or color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability. We cannot, and do not, instruct our employees to convey any limitations in the rental of apartments; and they are bound by law not to discriminate. Furthermore, we cannot establish discriminatory terms or conditions in rental agreements, deny that housing is available, or advertise that the property is available only to persons of a certain race or color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability.

Your Rights as a Renter

As someone seeking to rent an apartment, you have the right to expect that our apartments will be available to you without discrimination or other limitations based on race or color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability. This includes the right to expect equal professional service, the opportunity to consider a range of apartment choices (i.e. within the scope of what we own and manage), no discriminatory limitations on communities or locations of our apartments, no discrimination in the pricing of our apartments, reasonable accommodations in rules, practices and procedures for persons with disabilities, and to be free from harassment or intimidation for exercising your fair housing rights.

The Law

Civil Rights Act of 1866
The Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibits all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property.

The Fair Housing Act
The Fair Housing Act declares a national policy of fair housing throughout the United States, making illegal any discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable, because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

Americans with Disabilities Act
Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in places of public accommodations and commercial facilities.

The Equal Credit Opportunity Act
The Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes discrimination unlawful with respect to any aspect of a credit application on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or because all or part of the applicant's income derives from any public assistance program.

Iowa State and Local Laws
Iowa State and local laws often provide broader coverage and prohibit discrimination based on additional classes not covered by federal law.

IF YOU DOUBT OUR COMMITMENT

Call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development office located in Des Moines, Iowa, Phone: (515) 284-4512 or visit their website.

 
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