The Beckley Human Rights Ordinance prohibits discrimination in housing based on:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • National Origin
  • Sex
  • Ancestry
  • Blindness
  • Handicap
  • Familial Status

It is against the law for a landlord or realtor to:

  • Refuse to sell, rent or lease based on discriminatory reasons.
  • Deny you an application for a rental apartment.
  • Refuse to provide services, repairs, or improvements to a rental unit.
  • Publish or advertise any preference or limitations for housing.
  • Engage in the blockbusting-persuading owners to sell or rent housing by telling them that minority groups are moving into the neighborhood.
  • Steer people into or away from neighborhoods for racial purposes.