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In Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service v. Babin, the Sixth Circuit addressed alleged fair housing discrimination in the purchase of a house intended to be used as a group home for mentally disabled adults.

In May 1988, a couple listed a home with Century 21. Hammonds, a Century 21 agent, contacted Macomb Oakland Regional Center (MORC), a state agency, regarding leasing the...

In Bolton v. Scrivner, Inc., the Tenth Circuit found no violation of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as the plaintiff did not have a substantial limitation to the major life activity of working.

Bolton worked as an order selector in a grocery warehouse operated by Scrivner, Inc. (Scrivner). In October 1991, Bolton suffered a work-related injury and was given a...

In 1994 a Federal District Court in New Jersey addressed alleged Fair Housing Act (FHA) violations regarding the permit process for a group home for emotionally disturbed children. The court found that the state statutes and local zoning ordinances imposing spacing and density requirements violated the FHA prohibition on handicapped discrimination.

The Association for Advancement of...

In Kennedy v. Applause, Inc., the district court held that the plaintiff, who suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, was not a qualified individual with a disability, as she was totally disabled and could not have performed the essential functions of her job even with reasonable accommodation.

In 1990, Applause hired Kennedy as a sales representative/manager. Her duties included...

Note: This case is not published in an official reporter and may not be cited as authority. Consult with counsel before relying on this case.

A Maryland state court jury found that the defendant's advertising practices constituted racial discrimination under the Fair Housing Act, and awarded over $2 million in compensatory and punitive damages.

Fenwick-Schafer (Fenwick), an...

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Get Involved

Here are some things you and your REALTOR® association can do to recognize Fair Housing Month:

  • Sponsor a local Fair Housing Month poster contest. Afterward, make association calendars out of the artwork.
  • Publish the REALTOR® Fair Housing Declaration and post it in your office and/or association.
  • Use the Fair Housing Proclamation and have your local government proclaim April as Fair Housing Month.
  • Display the 2017 Fair Housing Focus Poster in your office and/or association.
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