1997 issues of The Advocate
In 1994 and 1995, BNI sent pairs of African-American andwhite testers to Kenilworth at Perring Park Apartments. White testers were directed to andoffered apartments in the front of the complex while African-American testers were shownapartments in the back of the complex.
Reed and Cora Brown, an African-American couple from Pennsylvania, settled their fair lending complaint for $10,000. The Browns sued First Union Corporation, a mortgage lender.
In addition to the change in the zoning laws, thecity agreed to pay $240,000 in attorneys' fees and $6,000 in costs to the plaintiffs. Thesettlement was approved by US District Court Judge Thomas Zilly in June.
In a caseinvolving illegal discrimination based on marital status, Raymond Farrior and Sherry Mooresettled their claim against the Detroit Housing Commission for $15,000.
In December 1996, Kevin and Corrine were looking for a new home forthemselves and their infant son. Corrine saw a "for rent" sign at the Wheatfieldcomplex owned by Susan and Franklin White.
Womanfound discrimination in two towns
In April 1996, HeidiGarcia saw an ad for a two-bedroom duplex in the Daily Review. She felt that itwould be an ideal place for herself and her husband, along with their two young sons.
Jerryl Bell responded to an ad in New York's Daily News foran apartment in Astoria. Henry Bosio, a real estate broker, took Bell's call.
In June 1995, CURA, Inc. opened MasonManor, a group home for persons with Alzheimer's Disease, in an unincorporated part of St.Louis County, Missouri. Soon after the facility opened, the part of the county where thehome was built was annexed by the city of Creve Coeur.