Couple settles race discrimination complaint for $65,000

June 05, 1998
A Wauconda, Ill., couple who allegedly refused to rent one of their properties to an interracial couple has settled a HUD complaint against them for $65,000. Besides allegedly denying the couple the opportunity to rent a home, the landlords also asked testers assigned to contact them by HOPE Fair Housing Center in Wheaton their race and told testers who said they were black that they would not be shown homes.