The DOJ filed a complaint against Forder Road Apartments in April, 1994, alleging racially discriminatory housing practices based on fair housing testing conducted in 1993. The testers used in the DOJ investigation were recruited by EHOC. Without admitting the allegations made in this case, Marjorie A. and Vince F. Stanec and Andy Thielemier, owners and employees of Forder Road Apartments, have entered into this settlment agreement with the DOJ.
"We are of course thrilled to receive the confidence of the DOJ," explained EHOC Executive Director Bronwen Zwirner, "but most of all we hope that this case is a wake-up call to the housing industry in our region."
EHOC was established in 1992 following the involvement of some Board members in a racial polarization task force of Confluence St. Louis. In April of 1995, EHOC opened an office where individuals can file fair housing discrimination complaints and the housing industry and general public can get fair housing education and information. "We're here to work with homeseekers and those who have homes to rent or sell." explained Zwirner. "EHOC is dedicated to equal housing opportunity and the creation of racially and economically integrated communities throughout the metro area.