Fair Housing Law Center
Out of concern for public health and safety, our offices remain closed to the public while maintaining business operations. Our staff is continuing to work diligently on fair housing matters, and are still available by phone and email during this time. If you have additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us(…)
The Court Entered a Consent Decree in United States v. Klosterman (S.D. Ohio), containing $175,000 in monetary damages for 20 aggrieved women, a $2,500 civil penalty and comprehensive injunctive relief.
The complaint, which was filed on March 21, 2018, alleges that the defendants, who own and manage rental properties in Cincinnati, Ohio, violated the Fair Housing Act by engaging in a pattern or practice of sexual harassment against female tenants and coercing, intimidating, threatening, or interfering with tenants in the exercise of their fair housing rights.
The complaint, which was filed on September 29, alleges that Gary Price, the manager of residential rental properties in the Harrisonburg area of Virginia, sexually harassed female tenants and discriminated against tenants on the basis of race by, among other things, using racial slurs and excluding or attempting to exclude tenants’ guests on the basis of(…)
The complaint alleges that Joseph Centanni, the owner and manager of rental properties in and around Elizabeth, New Jersey, violated the Fair Housing Act by engaging in a pattern or practice of sexual harassment against tenants and housing applicants since at least 2005. Centanni’s alleged conduct includes, among other things, demanding sexual favors like oral(…)
The complaint alleges that Bank of America discriminated on the basis of disability, in violation of the FHA, through implementation of a policy that prohibited the issuance of mortgage loans to adults who had legal guardians or conservators. The proposed consent order requires the bank to maintain new policies that permit loans to adults with(…)
Court Enters Consent Order Resolving Allegations that Defendants Discriminated on the Basis of Disability by Refusing to Grant Reasonable Accommodation
The court entered a consent order in United States v. Dunnwood Acres Apts., LLC, et al., (E.D. Mo.). The Fair Housing Act election complaint, which was filed on June 17, 2020, alleged that the defendants discriminated on the basis of disability by refusing to grant a reasonable accommodation for a transfer to a unit with fewer stairs based on the(…)
Defendants Will Pay $250,000-$325,000 into Settlement Fund to Compensate People with Disabilities Harmed by its Policies
The court entered a consent decree in United States v. Heritage Senior Living, LLC (E. D. Pa.). The complaint which was filed on May 13, 2020 alleged that the defendants engaged in unlawful discrimination by creating and implementing a series of discriminatory tenant occupancy and eligibility policies and practices that exclude persons with disabilities. The complaint alleged that the defendants,(…)
To apply for the new moratorium, tenants will have to attest to a substantial loss of household income, the inability to pay full rent and best efforts to pay partial rent. Tenants must also stipulate that eviction would be likely to leave them homeless or force them to live with others at close quarters. The(…)