Attorney General Advisory:
All Tenants Have a Right to Be Free from Harassment and Intimidation


The Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts issues this advisory to remind landlords and other housing providers that all tenants have a right to be free from harassment and intimidation. 


State and federal laws prohibit landlords and other housing providers from discriminating against current or prospective tenants based on race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, receipt of public assistance, familial or marital status, ancestry, national origin, genetic information, or veteran or active military status. See M.G.L. c. 151B, § 4 (Massachusetts Antidiscrimination Law); 42 U.S.C. 3601 et seq. (Fair Housing Act).


To read the entire advisory, click on the following link.

Advisory on Harassment in Housing 2018


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