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12 years ago, My parents and I moved into an apartment here

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12 years ago, My parents and I moved into an apartment here in Allentown, PA. I was 29 years old at the time and on disability due to being on kidney dialysis. At the time, the complex did not make me fill out an application as I was not going to be financially responsible. No when we went to renew the lease this year, they informed me that they needed my personal information on file. I filled out the form they gave me, not informing me that they were going to run a background check on me. Apparently, something came back and they told us that my application was denied, even though I was not applying to rent. I was just giving the personal information I thought they wantedd. They have not yet told us why my application was denied but have mentioned that I might have to no longer live with my parents even though I am still disabled and have no financial means to live on my own. What rights do I have?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome. I am working on your answer and will be right back!

Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.

technically, they are free to change their terms and requirements.

That said, they cannot discriminate on basis of race, gender, age or nationality in doing so.

Often they will waive this if someone else signs or there is additional security given. sometimes if pushed on it, they will waive it without anything more, unless they want a new tenant.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But if I am not financially responsible and am disabled, why would I not be allowed to live here?
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.

It sounds like they may be discriminating on basis of disability. You can raise that and they should back off.

Their lawyer will likely tell them if they ask they are risking a lawsuit.

Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.

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