Can I be denied rent due to my previous landlord's foreclosure?

I applied for an apartment and then landlord denied my application simply because the previous address I lived at/rented, was a home that was foreclosed. (I was not the owner or associated with the owner, I was renting from the owner, had a rental lease agreement, and I was not aware of the foreclosure until the... show more I applied for an apartment and then landlord denied my application simply because the previous address I lived at/rented, was a home that was foreclosed. (I was not the owner or associated with the owner, I was renting from the owner, had a rental lease agreement, and I was not aware of the foreclosure until the last minute). I have no eviction history and both of my previous landlords gave good references.
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