(Bridgeport, CT, Dec. 06, 2007) In 2002, an administrative complaint was filed with the state commission when the Bridgeport Housing Authority incorrectly informed Thomas Matyasovszky that despite his disability status he was not eligible to live at Fireside Apartments because he was under 62 years of age. Under HUD guidelines, Fireside was funded for and intended to house both elderly and disabled tenants (which would include those under 62 as well).
Now five years later, the issue has finally been resolved and not just for Mr.
(CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 8, 2007) -- Sheila White, a Single Mother of two who has assiduously worked her way through HUDs Administrative Adjudication Process for the past nine years, is now at the threshold of receiving compensation for her injuries. After having been told in August of 1998 that she couldnt rent Respondent Gertie Wootens apartment because she has two children but no husband and working with HUD through its inadvertently-attentuated investigation which concluded with HUDs April, 2001 Charge of Discrimination, Ms.
(Kansas City, MO, Jul. 30, 2007) The Kansas City Human Relations Department recently settled a fair housing complaint in which the complainants alleged that they were denied a disabled parking space within reasonable walking distance of the entrance to their condominium. The complainants, Oswald and Maurine Pederson, received $10,000 as part of a settlement negotiated by the department.
(Montgomery County, PA , Jul. 27, 2007) Local advocacy groups hailed yesterdays federal court decision that held that Hazeltons anti immigrant ordinance is unconstitutional and said it means similar ordinances adopted by the Borough of Bridgeport are also unenforceable.
Last fall the Borough of Bridgeport adopted ordinances which required all tenants to register and prohibited renting to illegal aliens as well as prohibiting employing undocumented workers.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Craig Gurian, 212-655-5790
Westchester Countys Attempt to Dismiss False Claim Act Case Denied by Federal Judge
In a decisive ruling, U.S. Federal District Court Judge Denise Cote has denied Westchester Countys motion to dismiss a False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit brought by the Anti-Discrimination Center.
(Shelton, Conn., July 11, 2007) A landlord has an obligation to get involved when his tenant is being harassed by another tenant- especially if that tenant is victimized by incidents of a racial nature. When landlords Mr. and Mrs.
(Chicago, IL, May. 29, 2007) -- In what is believed to be the first such case filed under the Fair Housing Act, a civil rights victim has filed suit in federal court, seeking issuance of the extraordinary Writ of Mandamus for HUDs continuous failure of enforcement.
Mandamus is an infrequently-utilized common-law remedy (now codified in several statutes, among them, 28 U.S.C. Chapter 85 [Action to Compel an Officer of the United States to perform his duty]).
(Chester County, PA, Apr. 24, 2007) Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia and Chester County Homeowner File Federal Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Against Loags Corner Mobile Home Park and Horning Farm Agency, Inc.
For Immediate Release: April 24, 2007
Contact: James Berry, Executive DirectorFair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia 610-604-4411
The Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia (FHCSP) and Glenn Brown filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court in Philadelphia against Loags Corner Mobile Home Park and Horning Farm Agency, Inc.
Contact: Leslie Matlaw at (312) 804-3527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the first time since the passage of the Fair Housing Act, a Complainant has successfully challenged HUDs administrative dismissal of her claims after a hearing on the merits. In Sheila White v. HUD, Number 05-1252, the Seventh Circuit reversed HUD ALJ Robert A. Andrettas finding that Ms. White was not discriminated against in her housing search. In August of 1998, Ms.
(Santa Ana, Calif., Feb. 08, 2007) The Fair Housing Council of Orange County announced today that the non-profit agency has reached a $15,000 settlement in a housing discrimination case against the owner and onsite manager of the Palais Apartments, as well as Paolos Property Management, the company that manages the 28-unit complex in Anaheim, California.