On December 8, 2022, HUD announced it charged a Colorado landlord with discrimination for subjecting a female tenant to harassment and retaliation.
According to the Charge of Discrimination, the landlord’s harassing conduct allegedly included frequent unwelcome invitations to meals, trips, and other activities; sexual and/or gendered innuendos, comments, and gestures; derogatory and belittling comments; and peering into the tenant’s windows from outside the property. Further, according to the Charge, after the tenant told the landlord that his conduct was unwelcome and constituted sexual harassment, she pursued a protection order against him and reported the harassment to the local police. The landlord then retaliated against the tenant and sought to evict her. As a result, the tenant was forced to vacate her home.
The subject property was a two-story house with five rooms used as bedrooms/rental units. The landlord rents individual bedrooms/units in the subject property to individual tenants or families. Depending on the room rented, tenants may share bathrooms. Tenants share the kitchen area and all other common areas of the subject property.
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