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Senators Introduce Bill to Protect LGBTQ Americans from Housing Discrimination

May 14, 2019    

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Angus King (I-ME) recently introduced the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2019, a bill that would add gender identity and sexual orientation to the classes protected from discrimination under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) to ensure equal...

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...

Hot Button Issues in Fair Housing Law

May 14, 2019    

In the June 2019 lesson, Fair Housing Coach highlighted three hot button fair housing issues that have been generating a lot of activity in the courts and federal enforcement agencies.

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.

Maine Housing Providers to Pay $18K to Settle Discrimination Claims

April 16, 2019    

HUD recently announced that the owner of a Maine rental property and its rental agent will pay $18,000 to settle allegations that they denied housing to families with children.

Federal fair housing law prohibits housing providers from denying or limiting housing to families with children...

HUD Kicks Off Fair Housing Month with Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign

April 16, 2019    

April is Fair Housing Month, a time when HUD celebrates the Fair Housing Act and recommits itself to ensuring every American has access to housing that’s free from discrimination. The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to discriminate in housing transactions based on race, color, national...

Take 10 Steps to Resolve Fair Housing Complaints

April 16, 2019    

In the May 2019 lesson, Fair Housing Coach discusses what to do if your community is ever accused of a fair housing violation. The stakes have never been higher as federal, state, and local fair housing agencies, along with private fair housing organizations, continue...

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....