Shut Out of Housing: Legal Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors
Housing is one of the primary needs of domestic violence survivors. Unfortunately, thousands of their requests for housing go unmet each year. As a result, survivors risk homelessness, having to return to their abusers, and other hardships. Survivors of domestic violence may face discrimination when seeking safe and affordable housing... Click to Read More.
Religious Discrimination under the Fair Housing Act
Can a property owner advertise that their property is adjacent to a church, or tell prospective tenants that because there is no mosque nearby, they might want to look elsewhere for housing? Can a landlord prohibit tenants from displaying Christmas lights, or those for other non-Christian holidays? Does a tenant have any rights if their... Click to Read More
Landmark $1,187,500 Settlement Announced in Criminal Records Fair Housing Case
On November 5, 2019, The Fortune Society, a New York-based non-profit that provides housing and other services to formerly incarcerated individuals, announced that it had resolved its Fair Housing Act (FHA) lawsuit against the owners and operators of a large apartment community located in Queens, New York. The Defendants will pay Fortune $1,187,500 in order... Click to Read More