You can sue your previous and current landlord for defamation
since their false and damaging statements about you to your potential future landlord or property company are causing you to be unable to be accepted as a tenant.
While defamation causes of action are hard to prove, since you have evidence of what they are saying about you and will be able to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that they are saying these things and that they are false, you would have a good case for defamation.
I would also go through with a complaint with the Department of Fair Housing for discrimination on the basis of a protected characteristic as well as retaliation for you making a previous complaint.
You can find an attorney to represent you for defamation at one of these sites:
I would highly suggest that you hire an attorney on a contingency basis, so you only have to compensate the attorney if you receive a settlement or verdict
in your favor.
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