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Hi, I'm new here.

I'm in the Des Moines area and I have a friend who claims that her landlord refused to renew her lease after 9 years of on time payments, due to her having a disability. She then told me that she found a new apartment and that the day she was going to get the keys, the other landlord told her, "They couldn't take a risk on renting to me due to my disability."

She said she took her previous landlord to court over it first and the judge ruled against her.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it is in fact illegal to do this yes? For a landlord to outright state that they won't renew a lease or rent to you in general due to a disability?

Her disability isn't even something where she needs a wheelchair or other accommodations. It requires her to get blood transfusions though.

Can someone point me to any specific laws on this because something in the milk isn't clean here. My family and I have been renting apartments for over 10 years, but I'm new to Des Moines and wasn't sure if the laws were different here.

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there is an act for disabilities...not sure what it is called
sounds illegal 2 me
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