1992 issues of The Advocate
Spike Lee, director of the biography of Malcolm X, had strong words to say about governmental policies that confine blacks to the inner city. In a long question and answer interview Lee had answered a question about his reaction to the verdict in the Rodney King case and the ensuing riots. The reporter next asked:
What should the government do?
"Stop blaming this on welfare. They don't want to do anything really.
A NEW state Housing Appeals Board is trying to assure that plans for publicly assisted housing developments in Rhode Island are treated fairly by local zoning authorities.
Loosely modeled after a similar board in Massachusetts, this one was created by the Rhode Island Legislature last year after years of lobbying by housing advocates. A 1988 law had already required communities to adopt land-use plans that would include a place for low-income housing.
A Delaware County, Pennsylvania couple has agreed to pay $102,000 to an African American family that claimed they were denied the opportunity to rent a home in Upper Darby for racial reasons.
The settlement filed on behalf of Rev. Charles and Carolyn Heyward against John and Sandra Stouffer was reached just days before the case was scheduled to be heard in U.S.
HUD's new sixth Administrative Law Judge, James Chaitovitz, has ordered payment of $10,700 in a Florida family status case and $10,440 in a family case in St Louis.
Ft. Lauderdale's "Paradise Gardens" Denied Adult Sign, Pool Limits for Children
Judge Chaitovitz required Paradise Gardens of Ft. Lauderdale to remove an "Adult Community" sign and to drop several rules on use of the swimming pool.
The Commission included payments of significant punitive damages to be paid to complainants. Each of the orders followed hearings, and included substantial attorney's fees.
The suit alleged that Fine Homes agents steered African-American customers away from predominantly white neighborhoods in northwest Baltimore country.
The payment promised by Town Center Management Cop. was a record sum, at the time of the May settlement, for a housing discrimination claim in the District, Maryland and Virginia, according to the Fair Housing Council of Greater Washington, co-plaintiff in the suit.
The agreement was forged after Carolyn T.
The U. S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held October 20, that the federal Fair Housing Act prohibits "redlining" by insurance companies.
This decision by a three judge appeals court panel is considered "a major breakthrough" by fair housing advocates. It brings the insurance industry under the 1988 Fair Housing amendments that apply to real estate agents, mortgage lenders and banks.
The insurance industry has argued in this and other cases that the Fair Housing Act was not intended to prohibit insurance redlining.
Maricopa County Supervisor Carole Carpenter has won a $20,000 out-of-court settlement from an apartment owner who refused to rent to Carpenter because she has a child.
The lawsuit and a consent decree from Daniel Sievert; owner of the 32-unit Bethany Biltmore Apartments at 1350 E. Bethany Home Road; were filed Monday in U.S.