1997 issues of The Advocate
The lawsuit, filed in May 1996, accused the owners and managers of thecomplex of violating the federal Fair Housing Act and state fair housing laws. A separate,criminal charge of assault and battery was also filed.
Under the agreement, approved on May 20 in U.S.District Court in Chicago, the city of Waukegan will stop restricting the number ofpersons living in a house based on the relation of the occupants.
Thesettlement, which has been approved in federal district court, calls for the bank to paydamages and waive loan costs to the victims of the alleged discrimination. Most of thevictims identified are Native Americans who live on the Pine Ridge Reservation in SouthDakota. The settlement was filed in U.S.