To settle discrimination lawsuit, Slidell landlord pays $15,000 and brings in property management company

September 16, 2014
A Slidell landlord who was sued for discrimination has agreed to turn over management of his properties to an outside company and will pay the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center $15,000 to settle the lawsuit, the Fair Housing Action Center said Tuesday (Sept. 16).
     The center, which investigates housing discrimination complaints, sued Steven Stubenrauch in federal court in December 2013, alleging that Stubenrauch violated the federal Fair Housing Act by repeatedly misrepresenting the availability of his advertised rental property to African Americans.
     "No one should be excluded from renting a home because of their race,' Fair Housing Action Center Executive Director James Perry said in a news release.