Skip to main content

Zillow To Provide Home Shoppers With Data On LGBT Legal Protections

Jun 23, 2020
Zillow unveiled LGBT Local Legal Protections

Zillow unveiled LGBT Local Legal Protections, a resource to help people see whether for-sale and rental listings are in communities where state and local regulations explicitly protect individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) from discrimination.
 
All property listings on Zillow, including homes on and off the market, now include information about the home's jurisdiction and the local laws in place that protect fair and equal treatment in housing, employment, as well as public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
 
"It's 2020, and yet, unfortunately, in many parts of the United States, LGBTQ+ home shoppers still face housing discrimination," said Dawn Lyon, Zillow chief corporate relations officer. "That's why we strongly support federal-level protections as part of the Equality Act. In lieu of federal law and in the spirit of 'turning on the lights,' we want to give people the most information possible when buying, renting and financing a home, including which communities provide equal protection under the law for all."
 
Currently, only 22 U.S. states and the District of Columbia offer statewide laws explicitly prohibiting housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and those laws can vary significantly by jurisdiction.
 
Click here for more information.
Zillow unveiled LGBT Local Legal Protections

 
About the author
Published
Jun 23, 2020
STRATMOR, Teraverde Deal A 'Merger Of Equals'

The recent merger of mortgage advisory firms came without the need to lay people off or make any major staffing changes.

May 23, 2024
NEXA Pays Loan Officers 100% Of Commission Splits

LOs won't pay per-file fees or other hidden fees with NEXA100, says NEXA Founder and CEO Mike Kortas.

May 22, 2024
The Right Prescription

‘Doctor Loans’ making healthy strides in Florida

May 21, 2024
123 Newrez Employees Laid Off In Florida and Colorado

WARN Notices were filed the day after Computershare Mortgage Services, SLS acquisition closed.

May 07, 2024
Ishbia Predicts A Rate Cut By Election Day

CEO of United Wholesale Mortgage shares 'personal perspective' in new YouTube video

May 03, 2024
Yield Curve, Schmield Curve?

The yield curve is a harbinger, not the be-all, end-all for lenders.

May 02, 2024