Fair Housing: Missouri

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.

Missouri Protected Classes

(State of Missouri Revisor of Statutes § 213.040)

  • Race

  • Color

  • National Origin

  • Religion

  • Sex

  • Familial Status

  • Disability

  • Ancestry

 

Kansas City Metro Area

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

Kansas City Protected Classes

(Kansas City Municipal Code § 38-105)​

This municipality spills into Clay, Cass, and Platte County.

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

  • Marital Status
  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression
  • Ethnic Background
  • Victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking

 

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

Springfield Metro Area

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

City of Springfield Protected Classes

(City of Springfield Municipal Code § 62-134)​

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

  • Creed

St. Louis Metro Area

(Jefferson County Code § 220.010)

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

(St. Charles County Code §§ 225.010, et seq.)​

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

  • Creed
  • Recipient of Public Assistance

(City of St. Louis Municipal Code § 3.44.080[C])​

St Louis is an Independent City.

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

  • Gender Expression
  • Marital Status
  • Source of Income1
  • Retaliation

1Source of Income means income from any lawful: occupation, contract, agreement, gifts, annuities, court payments, insurance, or any govt assistance including section 8 vouchers.

(St. Louis County Code §§ 717.010 et seq.)​

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

  • Gender
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Hairstyle
  • Protective Hairstyle2
  • Natural/Cultural Hair Texture or Style

 

2Protective Hairstyle means styles and textures most often associated with race, weather extensions or treatments are used to maintain such a style, and if said hairstyle is adorned with any material.