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SUIT FILED AGAINST MINOT LANDLORD BY FAIR HOUSING COUNCIL AND FORMER MINOT RESIDENT CHARGING DISCRIMINATION

NORTH DAKOTA FAIR HOUSING COUNCIL, INC.
(Serving North Dakota and Eastern South Dakota)

533 Airport Road, Suite C

Telephone 701-221-2530

Bismarck, ND 58504
Toll Free 1-888-265-0907

ND Relay 1-800-366-6889 (Voice)
ND TDD 1-800-927-9275

SD Relay 1-800-642-6410 (Voice)
SD TDD 1-866-273-3323

PRESS RELEASE -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For Further Information:   Amy Schauer Nelson - 701/221-2530

(BISMARCK, ND, Oct.

Religious bias charge leads to settlement over scroll

(Stamford, CT, Aug. 29, 2003) -- Alleging to be a violation of the by-laws, this past spring a condo association in Stamford, CT had ordered a Jewish couple to remove the religious scroll off their front door or risk paying a fine; now five months later, the association is the one having to pay and the amount is $4,000!

Elie and Ziona Doft- Orthodox Jews residing in the condominium complex known as "Washington Mews" - were appalled when they received notice that the association's Board of Directors had decided the mezuzah affixed to their front door must be taken down.

Sentinel Fair Housing Research Cited in New York Times

Sentinel Fair Housing’s research and presentation of data regarding common interest development foreclosures have been acknowledged as pivotal to the understanding of the seriousness of these issues and to policy change in the interests of California’s homeowners.

Sentinel was inspired to begin this research two years ago when a counselor received a call from a disabled man whose condominium home of 38 years was being foreclosed by his homeowner’s association because of an unpaid water bill.

Palm Beach County Apartment Complex Pays $100,000+ to Settle Federal Lawsuit

(Palm Beach County Fla., August 28, 2003) -– On this historic day commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Dr. King’s "I Have A Dream Speech" and the March on Washington for the end of bigotry and discrimination,  the Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm  Beaches (FHC) has settled a crucial federal lawsuit in Palm Beach County.  The suit, brought against Country Club Village Apartments, CCVA partnership and Ed Morales, the property manager, has been settled for $113,500.

Updated information available on the housing rights of people with disabilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2003

August 26, 2003 -- The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has released new editions of its popular publications on the housing rights of people with disabilities -- a fair-housing handbook and a review of court cases and other materials interpreting federal and state laws that ban zoning and housing discrimination based on disability.

The 2003 edition of What Does "Fair Housing" Mean for People with Disabilities has updated references to judicial decisions and federal laws supporting text in question-and-answer format.

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