Landlord is requesting information from me that I don’t want to give
Requesting information that violates a tenant’s right to privacy is illegal.
This includes, asking about your residence, citizenship status, or social security number, except as required by law or, in the case of a social security number, for the purpose of obtaining information for the qualifications for a tenancy, or not release such information except as required or authorized by law.
A landlord requesting information from a tenant (like on an application) CANNOT refuse in bad faith to accept equivalent alternatives to information or documentation that do not concern immigration or citizenship status, like an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) rather than a social security number.
As a tenant you are entitled to privacy in your unit.
This means, your landlord is not allowed to request information from you after you move in that isn’t about your tenancy. This is the case even if you have a new landlord.
As a tenant, receiving a request for private information can be scary but remember that you never have to sign anything without reviewing it with a lawyer first. Landlords do not own your information and do not have ownership over your documents. Document any questions or requests that you feel interfere with your privacy and talk to a lawyer about it.