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Landlord and tenant; victims of family abuse; evidence to mitigate low credit score; damages. Allows an applicant for a lease to recover actual damages, including all amounts paid to the landlord as an application fee, application deposit, or reimbursement for any of the landlord's out-of-pocket expenses that were charged to the applicant, along with attorney fees, if the landlord does not consider evidence of the applicant's status as a victim of family abuse to mitigate any adverse effect of the otherwise qualified applicant's low credit score.
Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatoryhousing practices; status as a victim of family abuse. Adds discriminationon the basis of an individual's status as a victim of family abuseas an unlawful housing practice.