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.
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
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