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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.

An Administrative Law Judge finds the owner of an apartment complex to be liable for the wrongful acts of his building manager, who refused to rent an apartment to a family with children out of concern that the children might hurt themselves by...

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

In the 1993 case, Baby Girl Sarah Bradley v. Lime Tree Village Community Club, the district court held that a housing development discriminated on the basis of family status and assessed a $50,000 civil penalty. The jury awarded $390,500 in...

In HUD v. Baumgardner, Holly was denied rental accommodation on the basis of his and his prospective roommates' gender. Baumgardner, a home owner, advertised his house "For Rent." Holly contacted him and expressed an interest in renting the house. After describing the property, Baumgardner asked what he intended to do with the house. Holly indicated that he and two other adult...

In 1992 the Fourth Circuit addressed gender-based discrimination and held that a landlord's duty not to discriminate in leasing or sale of property could not be delegated to the landowner's employee.

In 1989, Walker, a single mother, contacted Town and Country Properties (TCP) about apartments. Walker spoke with Hill, a TCP agent, who provided her with MLS listings for the area...

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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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