1998 issues of The Advocate
Charlie Roberts, the builder and owner of Bentley Place Apartments in Tucker, Georgia, said that he would pay $4,000 to Atlanta's Metro Fair Housing Services and retrofit the newly constructed apartments in order to settle an accessibility complaint filed with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The owners of two Oregon apartment complexes have agreed to pay $10,000 to settle a claim of family status discrimination. US District Judge Ancer Haggerty approved the November settlement.
In August 1996, Brent and Wendy Shill and their ten-month-old daughter began a search for a new apartment. Wendy Shill was pregnant with her second child. The Shills wanted to move into an apartment in a building in better condition than the one in which they were living.
In August 1996, Faulk and her friend, KristenEllis, were searching for an apartment in Ypsilanti near Eastern Michigan University wherethey attended classes.
African-Americans denied units, families with children segregated into certain buildings
The lawsuit asserted that managers denied African-Americans apartments and families with children were treated differently at three Michigan complexes.
Andrew Margolius, a Cleveland attorney who represented Grant in the case, said that this case was unusual because the discrimination occurred only over the phone. Grant never met the landlord.
The settlement, which also includes fair housing training for the resident manager, wasreached after a single mother and her twelve-year-old child filed a complaint with aprivate attorney.
Accordingto the settlement agreement, the owners and managers of Alexandria Knolls West admit nowrongdoing but will pay Albert Leahy, $43,000, the Fair Housing Council of GreaterWashington $20,000, and Long and Foster Real Estate Inc. $2,000.