Cases and Settlements

Cases and Settlements

Bronx Management Firm Settles Claim It Denied Housing to Anyone with Criminal Record

December 13, 2018    

The New York City Commission on Human Rights recently announced a settlement with a housing management company controlling 100 buildings with 5,000 units citywide, which had been charged with discriminating against applicants based on their race, color, and national origin by denying housing to...

Developers to Pay $11.3M Settlement in Disability Discrimination Case

December 13, 2018    

The Justice Department recently announced a $11.3 million settlement in a fair housing case alleging that the owners of 50 apartment complexes in six states and the District of Columbia failed to build the communities with accessible features for persons with disabilities.

NY Landlords Pay $15K to Settle Case Involving Emotional Support Animal

December 13, 2018    

HUD recently announced that the owners and agent of an New York apartment complex have agreed to pay $15,000 to settle allegations that they refused to allow a woman with mental disabilities to keep an assistance animal.

Federal fair housing law prohibits housing providers from denying or...

Wisconsin Landlords Accused of Discriminating Against Family with Five Children

November 14, 2018    

HUD recently charged the owners of a three-bedroom duplex in Wisconsin with discrimination for refusing to rent to a family 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 18 and to make...

Las Vegas Community Settles Dispute Involving Transfer Request

November 14, 2018    

The owners and managers of a Las Vegas community recently agreed to settle a HUD complaint alleging that the on-site manager denied a request to move a married couple with disabilities to a first-floor unit.

Federal fair housing law prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and...

HUD Charges Tennessee Landlord with Sexual Harassment

November 14, 2018    

HUD recently charged the owner of a Tennessee mobile home park...

N.J. Landlord Charged with Race Discrimination

November 14, 2018    

HUD recently announced that it has charged a New Jersey property owner with housing discrimination for allegedly refusing to rent an apartment to an African-American woman because of her race. HUD’s charge further alleged that the owner used racial slurs in a text message he sent to the...

Mass. Housing Providers Settle Claims of Discrimination Against Voucher Holders

October 18, 2018    

Several housing providers, realtors, and rental agents recently agreed pay a total of $40,000 to settle three...

Texas Community Accused of Discriminating Against Families with Children

October 18, 2018