Oregon mobile park pays $27,000 in HUD case

September 01, 1998
The owner of Scofield Mobile Home Park, near Salem, Ore., and the park's manager agreed to pay $27,000 to settle discrimination charges filed by HUD. They were accused of refusing to sell or rent to a couple that had a four-year-old child in April of 1997.
      The park owner told the Salem Statesman-Journal the site was to be a seniors park, but HUD investigators found the park didn't qualify for Fair Housing Act exemptions for older persons. And there wasn't any advertising denoting the park as for residents 55 or older. HUD found the park didn't meet requirements that 80 percent of the homes must have at least one 55-year-old resident.