The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced a
Federal Fair Housing Act laws forbid those in the housing industry from offering different terms or conditions on the sale or rental of a dwelling based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability.
Those who have been discriminated against in such a fashion should report violations to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“A person’s race should never be a factor in determining whether
She adds, “Today’s settlement represents HUD’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that individuals in positions to affect access to housing
This discrimination case was brought before HUD by The Fair Housing Council of Riverside County (FHCRC), a HUD Fair Housing Initiatives Program agency.
The agency “filed a complaint alleging that fair housing tests it conducted showed that real estate agents for CADO Real Estate Group treated testers posing as African-American home seekers less favorably than testers posing as white home seekers” according to the HUD official site.
When seeking housing under the test, African American testers were informed that there were “no homes available” (according to HUD this was not true) and African-Americans were given different pre-qualification requirements than other testers during the investigation.
According to HUD, CADO Real Estate Group, LCG Harrington, LLC, and their agents deny having engaged in any discriminatory behavior. Regardless, CADO Real Estate Group was ordered to pay $10,000 to FHCRC, and its agents are required to undergo training sessions in fair housing practices.
Have you experienced housing discrimination? File a complaint with the HUD Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at (800) 669-9777 (voice) or (800) 927-9275 (TTY).