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The United States filed a complaint in United States v. Chad David Ables, d/b/a Pops Cove (W.D. Tenn.), alleging that defendants violated the Fair Housing Act on the basis of sex by subjecting two female HUD complainants to sexual harassment.

On December 20, 2018, the United States filed a complaint in United States v. Chad David Ables, d/b/a Pops Cove (W.D. Tenn.), alleging that defendants violated the Fair Housing Act on the basis of sex by subjecting two female HUD complainants to sexual harassment. The case was referred to the Division after the Department of Housing and Urban Development(…)

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The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the October 27, 2017 jury verdict of $43,500 in favor of the United States in United States v. DeRaffele (D. Mass.).

On January 18, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the October 27, 2017 jury verdict of $43,500 in favor of the United States in United States v. DeRaffele (D. Mass.). The complaint, which was filed on May 31, 2016 and amended on October 24, 2016,  alleged that the owner of a four-unit rental(…)

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United States entered into a settlement agreement with one of the defendants in United States v. The Home Loan Auditors (N.D. Cal.).

On January 28, 2019, the United States entered into a settlement agreement with one of the defendants in United States v. The Home Loan Auditors (N.D. Cal.), a Fair Housing Act case.  This follows settlement agreements against other defendants on August 2, August 21, November 2, and December 6, 2018.  Under the terms of the settlements, the defendants(…)

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HUD Charges Ohio Landlords with Discriminating Against West Virginia Resident with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently charged Heathermoor II, LLC, and Valhalla Management & Real Estate, LLC, both of Westerville, Ohio, with discrimination for refusing the request of a resident with disabilities to have a designated parking space. The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing providers from denying or limiting(…)

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HUD Files Housing Discrimination Complaint Against Facebook

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced a formal complaint against Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act by allowing landlords and home sellers to use its advertising platform to engage in housing discrimination. HUD claims Facebook enables advertisers to control which users receive housing-related ads based upon the recipient’s race,(…)

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HUD Approves Agreement Between Nevada Real Estate Companies and Applicant Resolving Claims of Disability Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced that it has approved a Conciliation Agreement between Delta House Investments, LLC in Reno, Nevada, and Premier Realty, Inc., of Carson City, Nevada, and a prospective tenant resolving allegations that they denied the applicant’s request to have an assistance animal. Read the agreement. The Fair(…)

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HUD Charges New York Property Owners and Agents with Discriminating Against Resident with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced it is charging Syracuse, New York, property owners Nolo Contendere, LLC and Nolo Contendere LLC Trust, and their agents with housing discrimination for allegedly refusing to allow a woman with mental disabilities to keep an assistance animal. Read HUD’s charge. The Fair Housing Act prohibits(…)

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HUD Charges Two Ohio Companies with Discriminating Against Residents with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced that it has charged two Ohio corporations, Epcon Communities, Inc., and Epcon Communities Franchising, Inc. (Epcon), with housing discrimination for failing to design and construct thirty-two multifamily housing communities throughout Ohio that meet the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act. Read HUD’s charge. The(…)

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