1995 issues of The Advocate
Reprinted from the Fair Housing News, January, 1995
APPLICANT NAME AND ADDRESS: Open Housing Center, Inc.
594 Broadway, Suite 608
New York, New York 10012
CONTACT NAME AND PHONE NUMBER: Sylvia Kramer
PROJECT FOCUS (INSURANCE OR LENDING): Insurance
AMOUNT AWARDED: $208,798
The suit alleged that First Virginia Bank-Maryland denied a home equity loan to Professor Boyer because he is African-American.
Under the agreement, intended to reverse racially segregated pockets of poverty that began in the 1950's, 770 housing units will be replaced. The 350 unit Sumner Field Housing project on the North Side, one of the most economically depressed areas in t he city, will be razed and rebuilt.
A Chicago landlord who tried to evict female tenants who
denied his sexual advances must sell his building and pay $180,000 in damages and civil
penalties under an agreement reached in December with the Justice Department.