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Landlord to Pay $95K in Gender Identity Discrimination Case

March 19, 2019    

The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission recently announced a final decision and order in a housing discrimination case. Last November, the commission found that a landlord discriminated against a resident based on her gender identity and expression and awarded the resident a total of $95,000 in...

Kentucky Community Sued for Sexual Harassment

March 19, 2019    

The Justice Department recently sued the manager of a residential rental property in Kentucky for sexually harassing female residents in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act. The lawsuit also alleges that the owner of the rental property is liable for his actions because she allowed him to...

San Diego Community to Pay $17K to Resolve Parking Dispute

March 19, 2019    

HUD recently announced that the owners and managers of a San Diego apartment complex have agreed to pay $17,000 to resolve allegations that they refused to grant a disabled resident’s request for a designated parking space close to the building.

The Fair Housing Act and Section 504...

Minnesota Homeowners to Pay $74K Settlement in Housing Discrimination Case

March 19, 2019    

HUD recently announced that the owners of a Minnesota rental home and a realty company have agreed to pay $74,000 to resolve allegations that they refused to rent the house to a family of five adults and six minor children because they are Native American and Hispanic, and had minor children....

NY Governor Signs Landmark Legislation Protecting LGBTQ Rights

February 21, 2019    

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently signed into law the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which prohibits employers, educational institutions, landlords, creditors, and others from discriminating against individuals on the basis of gender identity or expression, and make...

Bronx Developer Agrees to Increase Accessibility for People with Disabilities

February 21, 2019    

A Bronx, N.Y., developer recently agreed to settle a federal fair housing case accusing it of failing to build two rental housing communities, which together contain more than 120 units, with accessible features for persons with disabilities.

Federal fair housing law requires that...

California Landlords Settle Claims That They Harassed Mexican Family

February 21, 2019    

A California landlord and her son recently agreed to pay $16,000 to settle claims that they engaged in a campaign of harassment against a resident, her partner, and their two children based on their Mexican national origin. The landlords own and manage a four-unit apartment complex in Orange....

Complying with Fair Housing Law in Senior Communities

February 21, 2019    

In the March 2019 lesson, Fair Housing Coach reviews fair housing rules governing senior housing communities. Fair housing law generally prohibits discrimination based on familial status, but there’s a limited exception that applies to senior housing communities...

D.C. Property Managers Accused of Discrimination Based on Source of Income

January 24, 2019    

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine recently announced a lawsuit against two local real estate companies for violating consumer protection law through illegal housing discrimination. The complaint alleged that the companies, which own and manage residential properties in the...

Senior Housing Complex Accused of Denying Housing Because Prospect Uses Wheelchair

January 24, 2019    

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently announced that the owners and operators of a California senior housing complex have agreed to settle claims that they denied housing to a prospective resident because she has a disability.

Settlement Aims to Ensure Deaf People Have Access to ASL Interpreters

January 24, 2019    

The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) recently announced that a settlement has been reached with the remaining defendants in two federal lawsuits against the operators of dozens of nursing homes and assisted living facilities for allegedly refusing to make American Sign Language (ASL)...

N.J. Condo Association Settles Discrimination Claim

January 24, 2019    

A New Jersey condo association representing residents of a 55-and-older condominium development recently agreed to pay $9,000 to resolve allegations that it refused to sell a condo to a man with disabilities and his wife because the couple planned to have their adult disabled daughter live with...