Fair Housing: West Virginia

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. Please consult with local counsel before taking any action based off of the information provided. 

On these pages, you will find information about 1) the protected classes in each state’s fair housing law, 2) protected classes in the cities and counties in the state’s three largest city or metropolitan areas, and 3) protected class information in additional jurisdictions of interest to NAA members. 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 September 2022.

West Virginia Protected Classes

(State of West Virginia Code § 5-11A-5)

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial Status
  • Disability
  • Ancestry
  • Blindness

Charleston Metro Area

This section includes relevant county and city information. Note there could be differences or overlap in the laws’ housing provider obligations.

(Kanawha County meetings, minutes, and agendas)

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

City of Charleston Protected Classes

(City of Charleston Municipal Code §62-182)​

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

Huntington Metro Area

This section includes relevant county and city information. Note there could be differences or overlap in the laws’ housing provider obligations.

(Cabell County Ordinances)

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

This section includes relevant county and city information. Note there could be differences or overlap in the laws’ housing provider obligations.

(Wayne County Ordinances)

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

City of Huntington Protected Classes

(City of Huntington Municipal Code § 147.08 [f])​

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

  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation (including Gender Identity)
  • Veteran Status 

Morgantown Metro Area

This section includes relevant county and city information. Note there could be differences or overlap in the laws’ housing provider obligations.

(Monongalia County Ordinances)

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

City of Morgantown Protected Classes

(City of Morgantown Municipal Code § 153.03 [f])​

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

  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Veteran Status