Renters with family, pets are being shut out

Finding rentals with a family is terrible on this island.

This island needs to be more family- and pet-friendly when it comes to rentals. There are fair housing laws, and you can’t discriminate against families.

Some landlords/owners won’t say anything or mention in their ads about their wants, but watch and see the excuses when you go looking. Most of the time you get turned down with a family.

Maui County should pass a law against pet discrimination, too.

Now, try finding rentals on Maui with a family and pets. It’s next to impossible.

I get the feeling that no one in the government on this island has rented in the recent past with a family and pets. Because if they had, I’m sure things would be a heck of a lot different.

Jay Lins