Kalamazoo apartment complex to pay $47,500 to settle housing discrimination lawsuit

August 23, 2013
The owners of a Kalamazoo apartment complex have agreed to pay a husband and wife more than $47,000 to settle a housing discrimination lawsuit filed more than four years ago, according to the Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan.
     A settlement agreement calls for the owners of Clayborne Court Apartments, off South Drake Road, to pay $47,500 to Kenneth and Teresa Miller, according to a news release issued Friday by the fair housing center.
     Additionally, officials said the settlement requires the complex’s owner to refrain from using a former occupancy policy that allowed “one person or couple per bedroom” and to not use the terms adult community, mature community or seniors in its advertising.