Fair Housing: Kentucky

This page is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute, and should not be construed as, legal advice. This page is not intended to provide a mandatory standard of care for the industry.  

On these pages, you will find information about the protected classes in each state’s fair housing law as well as the cities and counties in the state’s three largest city or metropolitan areas that enforce additional fair housing protections. We highlight source of income protections, where applicable, that could substantially impact industry operations. Please see the footnotes. NAA also has resources on the federal fair housing protections that apply nationwide.

We are currently in the process of optimizing NAA’s Fair Housing Protected Class Resources. If you do not see a jurisdiction of interest, please reach out to the NAA Government Affairs Team at [email protected].

Information on this page is current as of March 2022.

Kentucky Protected Classes

(State of Kentucky Revised Statutes § 344.360)

  • Race

  • Color

  • National Origin

  • Religion

  • Sex

  • Familial Status

  • Disability

  • Gender Identity1

1This protected class is listed in a fair housing source, not statutory code.

Lexington Metro Area

(City of Lexington Municipal Code §§ 2-31 through 2-33)

Lexington is a consolidated City-County.

In addition to enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Age (40 and over)
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation

Louisville Metro Area

(City of Louisville Municipal Code § 92.01 et seq.)

Louisville is a consolidated city-county.

In addition to enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Age
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Source of Income2
  • Arrest History
  • Homelessness Status
  • Military Record

2Source of income includes, but is not limited to, child support, alimony, foster care subsidies, income derived  from  social  security, grants, pension, or any form of federal, state, or local public assistance or housing assistance including, but not  limited  to, section  8  vouchers, or any other form of housing assistance payment or credit whether or not such income or credit is paid or attributed directly to a landlord,  and  any other forms of lawful income.

Bowling Green Metro Area

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

City of Bowling Green Protected Classes

         (City of Bowling Green Municipal Code § 14-2.08)​

In addition to enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Age
  • Retaliation