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Fair Housing Council of Central New York Press Release

The Fair Housing Council has filed a suit in federal court against Long-Island-based Brookwood Management Company for discrimination at its Liverpool apartment complex, Brookwood Village. The suit charges that the company discriminates against families with children.

"This is a blatant case of familial status discrimination," said Merrilee Witherell, executive director for the Council. "They have segregated   families with

Bridgeport landlord settles source of income complaint for $5,000

Contact: JOSEPH WINCZE, JR. PRESIDENT
FAIR HOUSING ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT
203-576-8323

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(BRIDGEPORT, Ct., Aug. 14, 2002) -- When State Representative Lydia Martinez from Bridgeport believed one of her constituents was being unfairly discriminated against in her search for a rental housing unit, she immediately did what she could to remedy the situation.

Settlement reached in condo disability complaint

Contact: Joe Wincze (203) 576-8323

FAIR HOUSING ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT
45 LYON TERRACE
BRIDGEPORT, CT. 06604

winczj0@ci.bridgeport.ct.us

APRIL 17, 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

When Judy Williams asked the Carriage Crossing Condominium Association in Middletown, CT to provide her with a reasonable accommodation due to her disability in the fall of 1999 to enable her to participate along with other unit owners at the association’s Annual Meeting, her request for a sign interpreter was denied.

Shelton, Conn. Landlord Pays $9,000 in Section 8 Complaint

Connecticut
45 Lyon Terrace
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Contact: Joe Wincze - Chairperson (203) 576-8323

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 17, 2003

(Shelton, Conn., April 17, 2003) -- Gafur Imetovski, owner of a 3-family house in Shelton,Ct,  has learned a costly lesson, and the cost to him is exactly $9,000 which he had to pay to settle a housing discrimination complaint filed by a Section 8 tenant.

Bias complaint against Westport landlord results in record settlement

Contact: Joe Wincze, President, Fair Housing Association of Connecticut, 45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604 – (203) 576-8323

1/9/2001

When Mary Ann West responded in the Spring of 1999 to an ad in the Westport News regarding a one-bedroom apartment for rent, she was hurt and upset to learn the landlord would not accept her as a tenant because she had a 12-year-old daughter.

Jury Awards Victim $31,452 in Sexual Harassment Case

(330) 253-2450
Fair Housing Advocates Association
520 S. Main St. #2459
Akron, OH 44311-1076

blacurr@aol.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(May 14, 2002) -- On April 11, 2002, a Court of Common Pleas jury found landlords, Tom and Jeannie Cennamo of Mount Vernon, Ohio guilty of sexual harassment and retaliation based on a fair housing counterclaim lawsuit filed in Knox County Court of Common Pleas by civil rights attorney, Andrew L. Margolius, on behalf of Jennifer Deem, a single parent female.

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against a West Palm Beach Landlord

Beaches' (FHC), Litigation Coordinator, Michael F. Amezaga Esq., has filed a federal lawsuit against a West Palm Beach landlord for discriminating against a mother with a minor child. The lawsuit, filed against Bartley Kennedy, alleges that the landlord would not rent an apartment to the mother in violation of the Fair Housing Act. 

After reading an advertisement for a one bedroom apartment in the local newspaper, the complainant called Kennedy to inquire about the unit.

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