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Trumbull, Conn., Housing Authority Settles Disabilty Discrimination Suit For $25,000

(Trumbull, Conn., Dec. 11, 2003) -- When determining her eligibilty for elderly housing, Christine Demotses did not feel comfortable providing intimate details of her psychiatric disability to the Trumbull Housing Authority when asked to do so. This caused her much distress, and the situation became exacerbated when she received her letter of rejection. A recent settlement for $25,000 has eased the pain somewhat, but Ms. Demotses only hopes now that no one else has to go through what she had to endure.

Even though she was not elderly herself, Ms.

Race and Age Discrimination in Lending Documented

Embargoed until: Wed., Dec.10, 2003  Contact: Rachel Maleh
10:30am       202-628-8866

Washington, DC—Dec.10—The National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s (NCRC) release of The Broken Credit System: Discrimination and Unequal Access to Affordable Loans by Race and Age documents widespread lending discrimination.  After controlling for credit risk, the report finds that high cost lending surges as the number of minority and elderly residents increase in a neighborhood.

Management company pays $13,000 in two discrimination cases

Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc.
700 Main St.
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202-1909
Telephone: (716) 854-1400
Fax: (716) 854-1140

Nov. 12, 2003

Contact person: Anne Huiner, Community Education Specialist, 854-1400

Nearly 13 years ago, Properties Unlimited was enjoined by a federal administrative law judge from discriminating in the rental of their housing units.

Sanibel Man Staves Off Eviction; AARP, Bazelon Center Hail Victory for Seniors and People with Disabilities

For Immediate Release
November 10, 2003     

Contact: Kathy Marma, AARP Florida

Christopher Burley, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
202-467-5730 x 133

Sanibel, FL — An 82-year-old man who faced eviction because his landlord thought he was disabled has won the right to stay in his home of twelve years, and has secured a major change in Sanibel’s affordable housing policy.  Settlement terms were announced today in the lawsuit filed in August by Howard “Hop” Symons against Sanibel, a nonprofit housing provid

California fair housing group settles race, family, sex bias claim

Fair Housing Council of Central California
560 E. Shields Avenue, Suite 103 • Fresno, California 93704
Phone:  559/244-2950 • Fax: 559/244-2956 • Toll-Free: 888/498-FAIR (3247)

October 14, 2003


The Fair Housing Council of Central California and the former owners of the Huntington Woods Apartments located in southeast Fresno, have settled a housing discrimination complaint involving race, familial status, and sexual harassment for $35,000.

Department of Justice settles housing discrimination case against developers of five apartment complexes in Idaho


(202) 514-2008
TDD (202) 514-1888


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Justice Department today announced an agreement with several Boise, Idaho builders and architects to settle a lawsuit alleging violations of the federal Fair Housing Act. 
The defendants responsible for the construction of five apartment complexes in the Boise area - Boise developers Walter T.

N.O. Housing Authority, fair housing group, settle fair housing complaint

For Immediate Release

Date: October 10, 2003

Contact: Jeffery May/Stacy Seicshnaydre
Phone:(504) 596-2100/(504) 865-5158
Fax:(504) 596-2004 

A HUD fair housing complaint filed in December 2002 against the Housing Authority of New Orleans and the City of New Orleans has been resolved in the form of a conciliation agreement.  The complaint was filed by 10 former residents of the St Thomas Housing Development (joined later by 8 more residents).  

All parties to the conciliation agreed to provisions that will maximize the number of aff


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