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THE EQUAL RIGHTS CENTER SELECTS 14 FAIR HOUSING AGENCIES FOR BEST PRACTICES AWARDS

PRESS RELEASE

For Release June 25, 2003

Contact: Veralee Liban, Executive Director
The Equal Rights Center
(202) 234-3062 ext 22

THE EQUAL RIGHTS CENTER SELECTS 14 FAIR HOUSING AGENCIES
FOR BEST PRACTICES AWARDS

The Equal Rights Center today announced that it has selected 14 housing agencies to receive the Fair Housing Best Practices award for innovative programs in 2002. These awards are made possible by a grant awarded to The Equal Rights Center by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

STUDY: NC PREDATORY LENDING LAW CUTS ABUSES,DOES NOT DRY UP CREDIT FOR BORROWERS

THE FRANK HAWKINS KENAN INSTITUTE oF PRIVATE ENTERPRISE
The Center for Community Capitalism
Dr. Michael A. Stegman, Director

CONTACT: Christine Kraly, The Hastings Group, 703/276-3258

STUDY: NC PREDATORY LENDING LAW CUTS ABUSES,DOES NOT DRY UP CREDIT FOR BORROWERS

Independent Review of Nation’s First State Anti-Predatory Lending Law; 3-Year Prepayment Penalty Terms of 3 years or more Down 72 Percent in N.C., Up in Neighboring States by as much as 260 Percent.

Court Awards $23,064 To Rental Applicant Who Was Told Children Would Not Be Able To Play in Yard

NEWS RELEASE
Southern California Housing Rights Center
Los Angeles, CA

For Immediate Release
June 23, 2003

Contact: Gary Rhoades, Litigation Director
213/387-8400 

(ROSEMEAD, CALIFORNIA, June 23, 2003) -- Jennifer Fleming of Rosemead received an offer from landlord Ken Fredricy to rent the house next to his residence, it was not an offer she could accept given this landlord’s comments during her tour. Because those comments violated the Fair Housing Act, she and the Housing Rights Center obtained a $23,064 award this in U.S.

Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches files lawsuit against two tax credit properties in Palm Beach Co.

(Palm Beach County, FL. February 18, 2003) -- The Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, FHC, has filed a federal lawsuit against the Worthington Apartments, its agents and owners; The Wilson Company Ninety, Ltd., The Wilson Company Ninety Partners, Ltd., and The Wilson Company Ninety, Inc. and the Waverly Apartments and it’s agents and owners; The Wilson Company Seventy Four, Ltd., The Wilson Company Seventy Four Partners, Ltd., and The Wilson Company Seventy Four Partners, Inc.

Single mother receives $18,000 in familial status case

Tennessee Fair Housing Council
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 383-6155
Fax: (615) 383-8389
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tracey McCartney, Executive Director, or
Martha Lafferty, Staff Attorney
(615) 383-6155

(GALLATIN, Tenn., Dec. 30, 2002) -- A single mother will receive a total of $18,000 in damages and attorney fees to settle a federal housing discrimination lawsuit against the owners and manager of Halewood Manor, an apartment complex in Gallatin, Tenn.

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