Cases and Settlements

Senior Housing Complex to Pay Up to $380K to Settle Disability Discrimination Claims

July 15, 2020    

A court has approved a settlement resolving allegations that three companies violated the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against residents and prospects with disabilities at a senior housing apartment complex in Pennsylvania, according to the Justice Department.

D.C. Landlord Settles Claim of Discriminating Against People with Vouchers

July 15, 2020    

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) recently announced a settlement agreement with a privately owned development company that owns and manages multifamily properties in Washington, D.C. NFHA said that the terms of the agreement, which include adopting an affirmative nondiscrimination...

Iowa Property Manager Accused of Sexually Harassing Resident

July 15, 2020    

The Justice Department recently filed a lawsuit alleging that the manager of multiple residential rental units in Iowa sexually harassed a female resident from March 2018 until August 2018.

According to the complaint, the manager made repeated and unwelcome sexual comments, touched the...

NFHA: N.C. Landlord's Age-Based Policies Discriminated Against Families

June 17, 2020    

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) recently announced a settlement agreement with the owner of a 165-unit community in North Carolina to resolve allegations of discrimination against families with children. The settlement resolves a lawsuit filed by NFHA, alleging that the company...

Michigan Landlords Accused of Sexually Harassing Residents

June 17, 2020    

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

Landlord Pays $250K to Settle Claim She Threatened to Report Tenants to ICE

May 18, 2020    

A California landlord recently agreed to pay a $250,000 settlement to resolve allegations of discrimination based on national origin and perceived immigration status, according to an announcement by the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).

Atlanta-Based Landlords Accused of Discriminating Against Blacks

May 18, 2020    

The Justice Department recently announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the owners and managers of multifamily housing communities in Georgia, alleging that they violated federal fair housing law by intentionally discriminating on the basis of race against African-American applicants for...

Kentucky Landlords Accused of Sexual Harassment

May 1, 2020    

The Justice Department recently announced that it has filed a lawsuit alleging that a husband and wife, as co-owners and managers of rental properties in Kentucky, violated fair housing law by subjecting female residents to sexual harassment and retaliation.

Estate of California Landlord to Pay $155K to Settle Sexual Harassment Case

March 17, 2020    

A settlement has been reached in a fair housing case involving a young mother who claimed that her landlord subjected her to requests for sex and other inappropriate conduct over several years, reports The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).

Philly HOA Accused of Discrimination Based on Its Animal Policy

March 17, 2020    

The Justice Department is suing a Philadelphia condo association for allegedly violating fair housing law by discriminating against persons with disabilities who need assistance animals, including emotional support and service animals.

Developer and Franchisor of 32 Ohio Properties Settle Disability Discrimination Suit

March 17, 2020    

An Ohio developer and a franchisor of multifamily properties have agreed to settle a federal lawsuit alleging that they violated the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) by designing and constructing 32 condominium communities in Ohio with steps and other features that made them inaccessible to...

HOA to Pay $50K to Settle Dispute over Emotional Support Animal

February 19, 2020    

A Colorado homeowners association recently agreed to pay $50,000 to resolve allegations of disability discrimination involving a resident’s request for an assistance animal, according to the Justice Department.