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They are lying to you, there is no federal law stating they cannot rent to you without a credit report or with bad credit. The agent is hiding behind making up laws as an excuse. You need to go to the housing authority and you need to file a complaint against the complex, since the credit report is not a law, it may be a requirement of the complex to make sure rent will be paid on time, but if you are receiving the section 8 voucher, they guarantee payment. So the agent is likely trying to avoid taking in an section 8 tenant, in violation of the HUD program and you need to file a complaint with the HUD office for discrimination under Section 8 and the Fair Housing Act.
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Also, I cannot produce a law to you regarding credit reports when there is nothing in the law. HUD allows the landlord to ask for a credit report, but it is NOT part of the law and not mandatory. See: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/ohio/working/localpo/mfhsgfaq
Thank you for your reply.So, as I said, there is no LAW, they lied about that to you. However, as I also said above, they have the right as a private landlord to make sure that the tenants can pay. They are discriminating against you based on Section 8, not credit, is more likely the case and that is why I told you that you need to go to the HOUSING AUTHORITY (HUD) and file a complaint for them violating the Section 8 program and denying you housing based on Section 8 (99% of the people in Section 8 have bad credit, so using the theory of bad credit they would never rent to any Section 8 tenants). You need to physically go into the local HUD office with your complaints.