Fair Housing Law Center

Federal Court Holds Tenant-Screening Services must Comply with Fair Housing Act

In a landmark civil rights decision, the Connecticut federal District Court established for the first time that consumer reporting agencies must comply with the Fair Housing Act when conducting tenant-screening services for landlords. The decision in Connecticut Fair Housing Center et al. v. CoreLogic Rental Property Solutions, LLC, which the Center filed with the National(…)

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National Fair Housing Alliance Settles Lawsuit with Facebook: Transforms Facebook’s Ad Platform Impacting Millions of Users

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), Fair Housing Council of Greater San Antonio (FHCGSA), Fair Housing Justice Center of New York (FHJC), and Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc. of Miami (HOPE, Inc.), collectively the “Fair Housing Groups,” settled an historic lawsuit with Facebook that will drive unprecedented and sweeping changes across its advertising platform.(…)

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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.

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 (HUD) received a(…)

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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 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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HUD to Seek Public Comment on “Disparate Impact” Regulation

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced that it will formally seek the public’s comment on whether its 2013 Disparate Impact Regulation is consistent with the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. “HUD remains committed to making sure housing-related policies(…)

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Justice Department Obtains Settlement of Case Alleging Disability-Based Discrimination in Housing

The Justice Department recently announced that it has settled a federal civil rights lawsuit against the owners, builder, and designer of the Ashlynn Estates, a three-building dormitory-style property near Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. Keith and Tamra Riexinger own the property, and Riexinger Enterprises Inc. (also known as Crossroads Construction) designed and built it.(…)

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