Is it housing discrimination to require an American credit history?
June 2, 2014 10:03 PM Subscribe
At the age of 46 I had to get my younger brother, who also lives in the U.S. but for a much longer time, to cosign my lease because my wife and I have only a year of American credit history being recent immigrants. Now I know it is illegal to deny housing based on someone being an immigrant but that it is legal to deny housing based on a credit check. Is it foul play that they refuse to check our foreign credit history?
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'd really prefer not to put my brother in this situation again due to awkward in-law issues that require us to do it all secretly so he doesn't end up causing rifts due to his refusal to back other less responsible family members.