Cases and Settlements

New York Landlord Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

August 21, 2019    

The Justice Department recently announced that the owner and manager of rental properties in New York will be obligated to pay $850,000 in damages and civil penalties to resolve two fair housing lawsuits alleging that he sexually harassed numerous female applicants and residents for nearly three...

Vegas RE Firm Settles Dispute Over Supervision of Children Playing Outside

August 21, 2019    

HUD recently approved a settlement between a resident and the owner and manager of a Las Vegas community to resolve allegations of discrimination against families with children by allegedly denying unsupervised children's access to the property's common areas.

New Jersey Condo Community Pays $30K to Settle Dog Dispute

August 21, 2019    

A New Jersey condo association recently agreed to pay $30,000 to resolve allegations of discrimination against a resident with disabilities by denying her the right to have a dog as an assistance animal.

The settlement is the result of a 2018 charge that HUD filed against the community,...

NY Landlord Pays $400K to Settle Sexual Harassment Claim

July 24, 2019    

A settlement was recently reached on behalf of a fair housing organization and eight women who accused an Oswego, N.Y., landlord of demanding sexual favors as a condition of tenancy. Under the settlement, the landlord will be permanently barred from managing rental properties and will be...

Texas Landlords Charged with Race Discrimination

July 24, 2019    

HUD recently charged a Texas couple with violating fair housing law by refusing to lease a room to a prospective tenant because she’s black.

NY Owner and Manager Charged with Barring Child’s Assistance Animal

July 24, 2019    

HUD recently charged a New York property owner and manager with housing discrimination for allegedly refusing to allow a mother to have an assistance animal for her son and retaliating against the family for exercising their fair housing rights.

Owner of California Rental Properties Sued for Sexual Harassment

June 18, 2019    

The Justice Department recently announced that it has filed a lawsuit alleging that the owner of residential rental housing in California violated fair housing law by subjecting female residents to sexual harassment and retaliation.

Idaho Landlords Charged with Discriminating Against Families with Children

June 18, 2019    

HUD recently charged the owners and manager of a rental home in Idaho with violating fair housing law by refusing to rent the home to a married couple because they have children.

The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to deny or limit housing because a family has children under the age of...

California Community Settles Dispute Over Emotional Support Cat

June 18, 2019    

Last month, the owners and managers of a 172-unit California community settled allegations that they discriminated against a family on the basis of disability when they denied the family’s request for a reasonable accommodation for an emotional support cat.

Owners/Developers of 82 Complexes in 13 States Accused of Discrimination

May 14, 2019    

The Justice Department recently announced that it has filed a fair housing case against an Ohio-based company and its affiliates, which owned, developed, and built 82 multifamily housing complexes in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma,...

Complaint Arises from Mother’s Request to Move Away from Heavy Smokers

May 14, 2019    

HUD recently announced a fair housing agreement between a San Diego-area property management company and a family with a child who has a respiratory disability. The agreement resolves allegations that property managers refused to grant the mother's request to be moved to a unit away from her...

HUD Charges Facebook with Housing Discrimination

April 16, 2019    

In March 2019, HUD charged Facebook with violating the Fair Housing Act by encouraging, enabling, and causing housing discrimination through the company’s advertising platform.