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This is a very sensitive area and the answer is not conclusive.
Technically, a landlord cannot discriminate against a potential renter by race, religion, creed, color, family status, etc. There is a whole bunch of federal and state law categories that fall under such a protection.
However, credit score is NOT a category that is protected, meaning a landlord can discriminate against people with a low score, much like they can against people with a criminal conviction.
Some people and lawmakers have been calling to make this illegal because people of color often have lower credit scores, so this is de facto discrimination by race. However so far, no law has been passed for this, and, no court opinion has set a precedent that this is discrimination.
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