What are the Protected Classes in Utah? (Fair Housing)
DEFINITIONS OF PROTECTED CLASSES IN UTAH:
1. Race: Black, White, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native Alaskan, Native American (American Indian) or other bi- or multi-racial.
2. Color: what the person considers to be the color of their skin.
3. National Origin: what country the person is from.
4. Religion: set of beliefs, creeds, tenants and/or practices that relate to what a person considers their "religion" or their "church."
5. Gender/Sex: whether the person is female or male.
6. Disability: a physical or mental disability (including mobility, hearing and visual impairments, cancer, chronic mental illness, AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, mental retardation); a record of such disability; or be considered to have such a disability.
7. Familial Status:
a. persons under age 18 living with parent or legal guardian
b. designee of parent or guardian w/written permission
c. pregnant women
d. persons in process of adoption
e. persons in process of securing legal guardianship of child under the age of 18
8. Source of Income: (additional protected class in Utah). This includes any local, state or federal financial assistance such as Section 8 housing assistance/ vouchers, SSI or disability income, Social Security income, Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).
9. Sexual Orientation/Gender Identification : Passed in Utah for the LGBT community.