Coldwell Banker settles "empty nester" dispute

September 18, 1998
On September 4, 1998, Coldwell Banker agreed to a settlement with Interfaith Housing Center in response to a complaint filed with the U.S. Dept. of HUD in February of 1998. The complaint was based upon an advertisement for a unit in a Highland Park complex -- described as an "adult townhome". Interfaith’s contention was that the language in the ad was discriminatory, discouraging families with children from moving to the complex and frustrated the agency’s efforts and activities to ensure open housing in the Northern Suburbs.