Fair Housing Program


In U.S. v. Village of Palatine, the 7th Circuit addressed alleged violations of the Fair Housing Act based on handicap discrimination. The court held that where a village failed to make a reasonable accommodation under the Act, the village must be given the opportunity to make such an accommodation under its own lawful procedures, unless it's clear that the result of such procedures is foredoomed.

In Pacourek v. Inland Steel Co., the Illinois District Court held that the plaintiff, who was allegedly terminated because of a medical condition which rendered her unable to become pregnant, stated a cause of action under the ADA, but that her supervisors could not be held liable for ADA violations.

In March 1975, Pacourek was hired by Inland Steel (Inland). In 1986, Pacourek was...

In Nelson v. Ryan, the district court held that the defendant reasonably accommodated the plaintiff, a blind employee, by crediting him with sick and personal leave, in advance, in order to attend extended guide dog training sessions. This case is under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Act).

In 1981, Nelson, who was legally blind, began working for the New York State Commission for the...

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...


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.

Legal Action Program

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