Blind woman sues landlord for eviction threat

July 16, 2003
A 65-year-old woman has sued her landlords, alleging that they threatened to evict her because she is blind.
     The building's owners deny the charge of discrimination and say the woman needs assisted living. They said she is a danger to herself and other tenants of the four-flat on Chicago's North Side.
     Steven Greenberger, attorney for Wanda Haras and a professor at DePaul University College of Law's Disability Rights Clinic, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal court naming building owners Hans and Teresa Hintzen. Greenberger called the landlords' claims outrageous and said Haras is a model tenant who has never caused problems.