Items Tagged with 'Fair Housing Act'

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  • MAA must pay $8.7 million to fix Post apartments that are not accessible to persons with disabilities

    DOJ sued Post Properties in 2010 over 50 apartment complexes
    The Department of Justice announced last week that it reached an $11.3 million settlement with MAA, which owns more than 101,000 apartment units in 17 states, over properties MAA acquired when it merged with Post Properties in 2016. According to the DOJ, Post allegedly built 50 apartment complexes across the country that were not properly accessible to persons with disabilities.
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  • HUD accuses Wisconsin, Ohio landlords of rental discrimination

    Charged with discriminating against resident with disabilities, family with children
    HUD accused several landlords of discriminating against people with disabilities and families with children, both of which are violations of the Fair Housing Act. The first of the allegations is against the owners of a three-bedroom duplex in Wisconsin for allegedly refusing to rent to a family because they have children. In a separate case, HUD charged Ohio landlords with discrimination for refusing the request of a resident with disabilities to have a designated parking space.
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  • No teenagers allowed: New Orleans landlord accused of discrimination

    HUD charges property owner with discriminating against families with children
    A New Orleans landlord stands accused of discriminating against families with children after allegedly repeatedly stating that he did not want any teenagers living on the property. The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced late last week that it is charging Earmastine Nelson with housing discrimination for running a real estate ad on Craigslist that stated “NO TEENAGERS PLEASE.”
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Facebook responds to HUD’s housing discrimination allegation

    Social media giant says discrimination is prohibited by site’s policies
    In case you missed it late Friday, HUD accused Facebook of allowing a modern, technologically enhanced form of redlining, wherein Facebook allows advertisers to use its mountains of data to target housing ads to very specific audiences. Here, the company responds. That, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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  • Civil rights groups bring shocking housing discrimination lawsuit against Bank of America

    Claim violations under federal Fair Housing Act
    Civil rights groups are coming together to bring a lawsuit against Bank of America and Safeguard Properties Management for alleged fair housing violations. A group of 20 fair housing organizations and two homeowners from Maryland filed a lawsuit against the two companies. The claims the civil rights groups make about the homes is nothing short of shocking.
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  • HUD kills key tool used to enforce Obama fair housing rule

    HUD withdraws “Local Government Assessment Tool”
    The Trump administration just took another significant step toward derailing a controversial fair housing rule issued by the Obama administration in 2015. HUD announced late Friday afternoon that it is “withdrawing” a computer tool that was to be used to enforce the Obama administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule.
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