Fair Housing Law Center

Justice Department Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Owners of Cincinnati Rental Properties

The Justice Department recently announced that it has filed a lawsuit against John and Susan Klosterman alleging that female tenants in the Klostermans’ residential rental properties in Cincinnati, Ohio, were subjected to sexual harassment, coercion, intimidation, and threats in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act. Each of the defendants owns or manages properties where(…)

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Justice Department Obtains $625,000 Settlement Of Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Two St. Louis Landlords

The Justice Department announced a settlement with two St. Louis landlords, Hezekiah and Jameseva Webb, to resolve a lawsuit alleging that they violated the Fair Housing Act by subjecting fifteen female tenants in their rental properties to sexual harassment over the course of two decades. The lawsuit arose from a complaint filed by a former(…)

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HUD and City of Houston Reach Fair Housing Agreement

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the City of Houston announced a joint agreement designed to expand housing choice and mobility for lower income residents, including those experiencing homelessness and victims of Hurricane Harvey. The agreement requires the City of Houston to adopt multifamily priorities and a policy for objectively evaluating(…)

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HUD Announces Agreement with California Housing Authorities Resolving Disability Discrimination Claims

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced that it has reached a Conciliation/Voluntary Compliance Agreement with the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa (HACCC) and the Vallejo Housing Authority (VHA), both located in California, resolving allegations that they violated the Fair Housing Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act(…)

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Justice Department Files Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport

The U.S. Department of Justice recently filed a lawsuit against the Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport (HACB), doing business as Park City Communities.  The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, alleges that HACB discriminated against persons with disabilities in violation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act,(…)

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Free Training Opportunity!

Please feel free to join us along with Fair Housing Accessibility First for a Design & Construction training on April 4, 2018, from 8:00 am to 4:15 pm.  The event will be held at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture.  CLICK HERE for more information and to register for the event.  Hope to see(…)

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HUD Charges Kansas Property Owners with Housing Discrimination After Alleged Sexual Harassment of Two Female Tenants

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it is charging the owner and landlord of several rental properties in Wichita, Kansas, and his wife, who co-owned one of the properties, with housing discrimination after the landlord allegedly sexually harassed two female tenants at his properties. HUD’s charge further alleges that he also(…)

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Justice Department Sues Springfield, Illinois, for Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities

The Justice Department recently filed a lawsuit alleging that the City of Springfield, Illinois, has discriminated against persons with disabilities in violation of the Fair Housing Act.  The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, alleges that Springfield’s zoning code treats small group homes for persons with disabilities less(…)

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HUD Charges Pennsylvania Landlords with Discrimination After Posting Online Anti-Family Classified Ad

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced that it is charging the owners and operators of two apartment buildings in Altoona, Pennsylvania with violating the Fair Housing Act by posting online classified ads that discriminate against families with children. The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against families with(…)

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HUD Reaches Fair Housing Agreement with Bay Area Landlord and Manager, Settling Disability Discrimination Complaints

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it reached a Conciliation Agreement with the owner and property manager of Shadowbrook Gardens Senior Townhomes in Morgan Hill, California, a city in Santa Clara County, resolving allegations that they discriminated against a resident with disabilities. Read the Conciliation Agreement. The Fair Housing Act prohibits(…)

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