1994 issues of The Advocate
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has rescheduled in January and February, Symposia in six cities to help state, local and private officials to plan for affirmatively furthering fair housing. A prior brochure said the forums will help "America's neighborhoods to overcome spatial separations and segregation."
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The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled in June that two women who sued Florida's Okaloosa County, the Housing Authority and the Department of Housing and Urban Development had standing to allege violations of the federal Fair Housing Act.
That court reversed the dismissal of a discrimination lawsuit stemming from the Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority's effort to build 50 public housing townhomes.
"We felt all along we had a legal claim against the
A handicap discrimination lawsuit, Franke v. McKinley Properties, investigated and filed in Washtenaw County Circuit Court with the assistance of the Fair Housing Center of Washtenaw County, has resulted in a favorable ruling by Hon. Patrick J. Conlin that is likely to be of major importance for many persons with disabilities.
In what may be the largest settlement of its kind in this area, two Milwaukee brothers have agreed to pay more than $117,000 to settle a fair housing lawsuit that had accused them of racial discrimination in renting units at two apartment complexes they own on the Northwest side.
Dennis and Harold Gritzmacher, owners of Presidio Square Apartments, Presidio Lane, and Lincolnshire Apartments, Lincolnshire Blvd., agreed in September to pay $50,000 in civil penalties to the US government according to the Milwaukee Journal.
Late last year in the same case, the Gritzmachers
By NINA WALFOORTStaff Writer
For two years, Dwight and Caroline Simpson held their neighbor hostage. They tried to prevent Laura R. Pantoja from moving into the house her parents owned at 1324 S. Brook St.
The King County Office of Civil Rights and Compliance in Washington settled two fair housing cases alleging discrimination against families with children, including one of the largest such settlements reached in the region.
On June 13, 1994, the county obtained $2,000 dollars in damages from the owner, Charles Cosse' and former management personnel of the Canterbury Court Apartments near Lake Forest Park for a family subjected to unlawful discrimination.
A federal judge in September approved what is believed to be the largest fair housing settlement in Pennsylvania history.
The $1 million settlement, approved by U. S. District Judge Alan Bloch, puts an end to a lengthy rental discrimination dispute involving one of Pittsburgh's largest landlords.
The Justice Department in August settled an $11 million case against a Washington, D.C. area bank for refusing to make its services available in predominantly African American neighborhoods. The case, against Chevy Chase Federal Savings Bank and its wholly owned subsidiary, B.F.
"All we can do is, uh, discourage ' em ...
Settlements of nearly $1 million were reached in a race discrimination case involving a housing developer whose company policy allegedly discriminated against blacks.
The settlements, which total $935,000, are the largest in a race discrimination case against homebuilders. The agreement was reached and presented to federal Judge George Marovich in August.
The plaintiffs were a black couple, a sales manager for the developer and the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities.