1995 issues of The Advocate
A Cupertino couple have agreed to settle a housing discrimination case in which they denied an apartment to an otherwise qualified renter due to the presence in the household of a child. This violation of law has resulted in a monetary settlement of $40,000 and a promise by the owners to comply with fair housing laws.
In March of 1993 Laura and Ryan Howell, a single mother and her nine year old son attempted to rent a two-bedroom apartment in Cupertino owned by George and Sonia Heidemann. They were told by Ms.
A federal judge in California's Northern District approved the settlement.
These efforts are part of a broader shift away from the traditional model of professional services that segregates people with disabilities in what some call institutional ghettos.