Colorado landlord placed ad for his two bedroom apartment for rent, but specifically said anyone voting for Trump need not apply

Wow, that is interesting…

Housingwire:

From the CBS affiliate in Denver:

“He’s preaching hate and he’s preaching … a lot of venom, spit and vinegar. And I live in the top part of the house,” Holmes said. “I don’t want anybody that even thinks that Donald Trump can be a good president to live in my home.”

Holmes said he’s already got several applicants.

Is it legal for landlords to apply a political test for who they will rent to? The surprising answer is yes, at least according to the article:

Some thought Holmes was violating federal housing rules by discriminating against political affiliations, but that’s not the case, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“That has nothing to do with the Fair Housing Act,” HUD spokesman Jerry Brown told The Daily Sentinel. “But that seems to be a first, and it’s original.”

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