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FAMILIAL STATUS BIAS COMPLAINT SETTLES FOR $15,000

Contact person: Joe Wincze, Fair Housing Association of Connecticut (203)576-8323

    (Bristol, Connecticut, May. 12, 2004) "I can not give you the apartment because you don't qualify for a two-bedroom because you have two children of opposite sex who need their own bedrooms!" This was the response Isabel Luna received when she contacted the New Cambridge Apartments in Bristol, CT when she attempted to apply for a vacant apartment in the summer of 2002. According to Ms.

Winners of Fair Housing Leadership Award Announced

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CONTACTS: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Connie Der Torossian, Media Relations 714/569-0823 x 217 or 714/313-8699 (cell) or
Elizabeth Pierson, President/CEO, 714/569-0825

FAIR HOUSING COUNCIL OF ORANGE COUNTY ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF FAIR HOUSING LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Six Leaders in the Housing Industry Receive Accolades For Their Work to Promote Fair Housing in OC

SANTA ANA, CALIF., May 5, 2004…The Fair Housing Council of Orange County announced the winners of its prestigious Fair Housing Leadership Award at the 4th Annual Fair Housing Leadership Awards

NCRC Opens Border Fair Housing & Economic Justice Center

National Community Reinvestment Coalition Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Rachel Maleh
202-628-8866

Colonias Press Conference 4/22/04 at 10:30 am at Bienestar Familiar
 
Washington, DC—April 15—The National Community Reinvestment Coalition is pleased to announce the opening of the Border Fair Housing & Economic Justice Center in El Paso, Texas.  The Center is founded by both private and public sector community leaders in the Colonias of the Southwest to address the growing need in that community, and is funded by a one mill

Management company settles suit over extra charges for caregiver

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For further information contact: Diana Bruno, Executive Director of the Fair Housing Council of the San Fernando Valley at 818-373-1185

Panorama City, CA - An 86 year old Los Angeles tenant with severe disabilities and the Fair Housing Council of San Fernando Valley have obtained a Consent Decree against a property management company prohibiting it from charging extra fees for tenants using care-givers.

The tenant and the council sued DARE Property Management in December of 2003 alleging that defendants increased the disabled tenants rent

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Praises FHC at 3rd Annual Fair Housing Month Celebration Luncheon

(April 9, 2004) -- The Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division (DOJ), Wan Kim,  delivered a profound keynote address at the Third Annual Fair Housing Month Celebration Luncheon of the Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches (FHCGPB) yesterday, noting that South Florida is one of the busiest places in the country for DOJ housing discrimination cases.

For the third straight year the FHCGPB assembled national and local experts, to celebrate the 36th Anniversary of the signing of the federal Fair Housing Act,  in Palm Beach

Fair Housing Council of Orange County Seeks Nominations for Leadership Awards

(Santa Ana, California, Mar. 03, 2004) -- The Fair Housing Council of Orange County announced today that the non-profit agency is now accepting nominations from the housing industry for its 4th Annual Fair Housing Leadership Awards to be presented at the Fair Housing Leadership Awards Luncheon on April 30, 2004. April is National Fair Housing Month and the Fair Housing Council is celebrating this important month by honoring individuals and organizations who have taken positive action to affirmatively further fair housing in Orange County.

Blueberry Hill Apartment Owner pays over $300,000 to settle lawsuit with disabled persons

Rochester, NY- Blueberry Hill Apartments, located in the Town of Chili, will pay $300,000 to persons with disabilities for not making its new construction multifamily housing facility fully accessible.   The terms of the settlement require the apartment complex to: pay $75,000 to the plaintiffs in the case; set aside $225,000 for a settlement fund to compensate persons who have been harmed by the lack of accessible features at the complex; publish a public notice of the settlement fund to possible victims; pay a $3,000 civil penalty to the United States; notify all agents and empl

Overly Restrictive Lansdale Housing Ordinance Changed

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For further information contact: Elizabeth Albert, Executive Director of the Fair Housing Council of Montgomery County at 215-576-7711

(Montgomery County, Pa., December 16, 2003) -- The Fair Housing Council of Montgomery County is pleased to announce that on December 3, 2003 Lansdale Borough Council amended its housing ordinance to repeal a discriminatory overcrowding ordinance that was in violation of federal and state Fair Housing laws.

The legislative action was initiated by a complaint lodged with the Borough by the Fair Hou

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