Massachusetts housing company charged with violating housing laws

October 23, 2013
An Arlington property management company and a real estate firm in Boston have recently agreed to pay a total of $11,200 and implement new policies to avoid future fair housing violations, resolving allegations of discrimination against disabled individuals, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today.
     Under the two separate assurances of discontinuance, recently filed in Suffolk Superior Court, both defendants must provide reasonable accommodations in a timely manner to tenants or clients in Massachusetts and their employees must attend training on fair housing laws.
     “Individuals with disabilities must be afforded the same access to quality housing and services as any other resident of the Commonwealth,” AG Coakley said. “We expect housing providers to take reasonable steps to accommodate individuals with disabilities, and are pleased that these settlements will help implement new policy changes.”