STATUS: Enacted

This law both prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of a tenant's status as a domestic abuse survivor and requires landlords to change the locks at the survivor's request.

Arkansas law prohibits landlords from terminating, failing to renew, or refusing to enter into a residential tenancy agreement due to the tenant/applicant’s status as a domestic abuse survivor or the survivor status of any member of their household. This law also specifies that the landlord or the tenant may change the unit’s locks if the tenant has requested such a change on the basis of their status as a victim of domestic abuse and the landlord has given their consent. Additionally, the tenant retains the right to call law enforcement or other emergency services. To claim these protections, the tenant must provide a court order as evidence of their domestic abuse victim status.

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