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Fair Housing Council settles familial status case for $210,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Connie Der Torossian, Media Relations 
714/569-0823 x 217 or 714/313-8699 (cell) prconcon@aol.com

Dave Levy, Director of Development 
714/569-0825 FAX: 714/835-0281

Fair Housing Council of Orange County 
201 S. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701

(SANTA ANA, Calif., November 26, 2002) -- The Fair Housing Council of Orange County announced today that the non-profit agency has reached a $210,000 settlement in a housing discrimination case against Joseph G.

Landlord settles race case for $250,000

Contact
CONNIE DER TOROSSIAN, MEDIA RELATIONS
714/569-0823 x 217 or 714/313-8699
D. ELIZABETH MARTIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
714/569-0825 FAX: 714/835-0281

(March 20, 2000) -- The Fair Housing Council of Orange County announced today that the non-profit agency has reached a $250,000 settlement in a housing discrimination case against Herbert P. Wysard, Jr. and his wife Rose M. Wysard, owners of the Flowertree Apartments in Buena Park, Calif.

Two Victims of Sexual Assault Settle Fair Housing Lawsuit

May 17, 1999

Two Portland women recently settled a sex harassment fair housing claim for $95,000. While tenants in an apartment complex in Portland, the women were verbally and physically assaulted by the manager of the apartment building.  Statements made by the manager to the women indicate that he viewed them as immigrated from  Mexico and because they would be reluctant to have their families learn of the assaults.

Council complaints result in 42 charges of housing discrimination

FAIR HOUSING COUNCIL OF ORANGE COUNTY
201 S. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701-5633
VOX 714/569-0825
FAX 714/835-0281 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FURTHER INFORMATION:   
CONNIE DER TOROSSIAN, MEDIA CONTACT
or   
D. ELIZABETH MARTIN, DIRECTOR OF LITIGATION
VOX: (714) 569-0825
FAX: (714) 835-0281
email: fairhsg@ix.netcom.com

Santa Ana, California - Feb. 7, 2000 - The Fair Housing Council of Orange County announced today that nine complaints it filed with the U.S.

BOLI orders foster care provider to pay $10,000 for mental anguish in housing case

The complainant, who had physical and mental disabilities, rented a room at the Lambert Street Room and Board Facility, which was licenced as an adult care home. Several times a day residents of Lambert Street would pick up their medications at the adjacent Mt. Scott Residential Care Home.

Frequently the complainant chose to skip his medication because of its unpleasant side effects. According to the complainant, the managert hreatened to evict him if he did not take his medication. The complainant filed a civil rights Bureau of Labor and Industries.

Apartment owners agree to $100,000 settlement in race case

CONTACT:
Elizabeth Albert of the Fair Housing Council of Montgomery County at 215-576-7711 or Arthur Haywood of Lord & Haywood P.C. Attorneys At Law at 215-592-4600.

(PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 1, 2002) -- Westrum Partners LTD and owner Lee Balten of Barry Court Apartments in Ambler Pa. have agreed to settle a fair housing discrimination case filed by the Fair Housing Council of Montgomery County with the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development for $10,000.00.

Race Discrimination Suit Filed Against Norristown Landlord

PRESS RELEASE --FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For further information contact: Elizabeth Albert of the Fair Housing Council of Montgomery County at 215-576-7711 or Michael Churchill of Public Interest Law Center at 215-627-7100.

The complaint charges that Greco engaged in racial and sexual harassment against female renters. The three female plaintiffs allege Greco made sexually explicit comments, entered their apartment without notice, made sexual advances or made derogatory statements about African Americans.

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