HUD orders landlord to pay $34,000 for discriminating against man with autism & his sister

Posted by Pam Blanton on September 5, 2012


A West Virginia landlord required a woman and her brother, who has autism, to buy a $1 million insurance policy before renting them an apartment to cover any damages or injuries that her brother might cause. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) found the landlord in violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA), and ordered him to pay damages and civil penalties. Under the FHA it is against the law to deny housing or impose different rental terms and conditions based on disability, race, national origin, color, religion, sex, or familial status. Read More

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