First Settlement of Its Kind in Michigan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kary Moss, (313) 578-6813December 10, 2003
DETROIT - In a precedent-setting settlement, the Ypsilanti Housing Commission (YHC) has agreed to end a policy that led to the eviction of domestic violence victims.
(Trumbull, Conn., Dec. 11, 2003) -- When determining her eligibilty for elderly housing, Christine Demotses did not feel comfortable providing intimate details of her psychiatric disability to the Trumbull Housing Authority when asked to do so. This caused her much distress, and the situation became exacerbated when she received her letter of rejection. A recent settlement for $25,000 has eased the pain somewhat, but Ms. Demotses only hopes now that no one else has to go through what she had to endure.
Even though she was not elderly herself, Ms.
Embargoed until: Wed., Dec.10, 2003 Contact: Rachel Maleh10:30am 202-628-8866
Washington, DCDec.10The National Community Reinvestment Coalitions (NCRC) release of The Broken Credit System: Discrimination and Unequal Access to Affordable Loans by Race and Age documents widespread lending discrimination. After controlling for credit risk, the report finds that high cost lending surges as the number of minority and elderly residents increase in a neighborhood.
Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc.700 Main St.Buffalo, N.Y. 14202-1909Telephone: (716) 854-1400Fax: (716) 854-1140http://firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENov. 12, 2003
Contact person: Anne Huiner, Community Education Specialist, 854-1400
Nearly 13 years ago, Properties Unlimited was enjoined by a federal administrative law judge from discriminating in the rental of their housing units.
For Immediate ReleaseNovember 20, 2003
Contact Persons: Bernard J. Kleina (630) 690-6500 ext.4 Florentina Rendon (630) 690-6500 ext 8Jeffrey L.
PRESS RELEASEKentucky Fair Housing Council 436 S.
For Immediate ReleaseNovember 10, 2003
Contact: Kathy Marma, AARP Florida727-592-8004
Christopher Burley, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law 202-467-5730 x 133
Sanibel, FL An 82-year-old man who faced eviction because his landlord thought he was disabled has won the right to stay in his home of twelve years, and has secured a major change in Sanibels affordable housing policy. Settlement terms were announced today in the lawsuit filed in August by Howard Hop Symons against Sanibel, a nonprofit housing provid
Fair Housing Council of Central California560 E. Shields Avenue, Suite 103 Fresno, California 93704Phone: 559/244-2950 Fax: 559/244-2956 Toll-Free: 888/498-FAIR (3247)
October 14, 2003
The Fair Housing Council of Central California and the former owners of the Huntington Woods Apartments located in southeast Fresno, have settled a housing discrimination complaint involving race, familial status, and sexual harassment for $35,000.
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(202) 514-2008TDD (202) 514-1888
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Justice Department today announced an agreement with several Boise, Idaho builders and architects to settle a lawsuit alleging violations of the federal Fair Housing Act. The defendants responsible for the construction of five apartment complexes in the Boise area - Boise developers Walter T.
For Immediate Release
Date: October 10, 2003
Contact: Jeffery May/Stacy SeicshnaydrePhone:(504) 596-2100/(504) 865-5158Fax:(504) 596-2004
A HUD fair housing complaint filed in December 2002 against the Housing Authority of New Orleans and the City of New Orleans has been resolved in the form of a conciliation agreement. The complaint was filed by 10 former residents of the St Thomas Housing Development (joined later by 8 more residents).
All parties to the conciliation agreed to provisions that will maximize the number of aff