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HUD charges Arlingon Park Race Track, Churchill Downs, with violating federal Fair Housing Act

Owners and operators of Arlington Park Race Track charged in provision of backstretch housing to families with children

Wheaton, Illinois, September 1, 2005  -- Today, HOPE announces that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has charged Arlington Park Racecourse, LLC, and Churchill Downs, Inc., with violating the Fair Housing Act by restricting racetrack workers with children to housing that consists of overcrowded single-room units with no private bathrooms, no running water or air conditioning, while offering workers without children the option to

HRC and family achieve court order prohibiting race and familial status discrimination at Pasadena apartment complex

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2005

(Los Angeles, CA) The Housing Rights Center (HRC) and an aggrieved family obtained a settlement agreement with the owner of an apartment building in Pasadena, California.  Plaintiffs alleged that the owner and manager discriminated against African American tenants and families with children.  The case was resolved when the owners agreed to enter into a Co

Landlord settles familial status case for $10K and five years of monitoring

HRC AND MOM ACHIEVE COMPENSATION AND 5-YEAR CONSENT DECREE AGAINST PASADENA OWNER BASED ON “ADULTS ONLY” SIGN AND QUESTIONS ABOUT HER CHILDREN

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December 1, 2004

(Los Angeles, CA) The Housing Rights Center (HRC) and a mother of a 15-year old daughter obtained a consent decree and a $10,000 settlement against the owner of a small apartment complex in South Pasadena, California.  Plaintiffs alleged that the owner and manager made discriminatory statements to families with children.  The case was resolved when the owner and manager agreed to the

Plaintiffs reach settlement with the State of Tennessee

Contact: Martha M. Lafferty   
marthal@tpainc.org
615.298.1080 x 28
Or
William J. Brown
vollaw@bellsouth.net
423.476.4515

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Lane v. Tennessee- Plaintiffs reach settlement with the State of Tennessee

March 23, 2005 - Nashville, Tennessee

The Plaintiffs in Lane v. Tennessee announced today that they have entered into a full settlement agreement with the State of Tennessee. Plaintiffs are represented by attorney William J.

Tenants win $62,500 discrimination settlement from landlord

NORTH CAROLINA FAIR HOUSING CENTER

114 W. Parrish Street
Durham, NC
Phone 919 667-0888 ext. 30
Fax 919 667-1558
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Contact: Stella J. Adams
Phone: (919) 423-4130
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 18, 2005

Agreement resolves claims of discriminatory maintenance practices

RALEIGH, NC – This week, the North Carolina Fair Housing Center and a family of African tenants announced the $62,500 settlement of their claims for discriminatory maintenance practices against United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc.

COURT JUDGMENT AGAINST LOS ANGELES LOFT OWNER FOR HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2004

(Los Angeles, CA) The Housing Rights Center (HRC) and an aggrieved family obtained a federal court judgment against the owner of a prominent loft development in downtown Los Angeles.  Plaintiffs alleged that the owner and manager discriminated against families with children.  The case was resolved when the owner and manager agreed to have judgment entered against them and paid the plaintiffs $35,004 in damages, plus attorneys’

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