1998 issues of The Advocate
The Carrollsburg Condominium Unit Owners Association will pay $550,000 to an African-American condo owner to settle charges that the association did not go far enough to protect her from racial and sexual harassment. The June settlement also calls for the condominium owners association to buy the woman's condo back from her for $52,000.
Harassment became so severe that woman feared going home
Deborah Reeves, an African-American attorney, moved into southwest Washington's Carrollsburg Condominium complex in 1981.
The settlement agreement, filed in U.S. District Court in Tacoma,ends an investigation into whether the South Prairie Creek R.V. Park violated the federalFair Housing Act by discriminating against five families with children.
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.
Order requires builder to make costly modifications to already-builtcondominiums
The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, and the Central Alabama Fair Housing Center filed suit in federal court against the owner and builder of an apartment complex. They alleged that the defendants failed to build the complex in accordance with the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988.
According to the settlement agreement, the owners and managers of Alexandria Knolls West admit no wrongdoing but will pay Albert Leahy, $43,000, the Fair Housing Council of Greater Washington $20,000, and Long and Foster Real Estate Inc.