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2014-04-07 16:26:02

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of April as National Fair Housing Month, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is teaming up with Bike & Build to educate Pennsylvanians on the importance of fair and affordable housing. "Where you live matters," PHRC Executive Director JoAnn Edwards said. "It affects your economic and educational opportunities, as well as your health and your quality of life. "We are joining Bike & Build as they...

2011-10-06 09:57:51

As more and more people use websites like Craigslist to find roommates and advertise apartment vacancies, the opportunities increase for housing discrimination law violations. Rigel Oliveri, an associate dean for faculty research and development and associate professor of law at the University of Missouri School of Law, found that discriminatory online housing ads are almost always posted by people seeking roommates, and are primarily based on familial status. In a study published in the...

2010-02-24 18:47:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department today announced a settlement of its lawsuit alleging that the owners and developers involved in the design and construction of 21 multifamily housing complexes in Tennessee discriminated on the basis of disability. The complexes, which were built with the assistance of federal low-income housing tax credits, contain more than 800 units covered by the Fair Housing Act's accessibility provisions along with areas of public...

2009-07-31 17:43:00

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department today announced a settlement that, pending court approval, will resolve allegations that those involved in the design and construction of the Summerland Heights Apartments, a 318-unit apartment complex in Woodbridge, Va., discriminated on the basis of disability in the design and construction of the project. The complaint, filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in conjunction with a...


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