Uncategorized October 24, 2011

Don’t judge me…

That Fair Housing testing can occur at the local, state or federal level?  An undercover investigation conducted by the city of Seattle, through the Office of Civil Rights, found more
than 50% of properties tested showed evidence of illegal housing discrimination.  Testers found that blacks were quoted higher rents than whites and in 36% of properties tested, “inconsistencies that create barriers for people with disabilities” were found.  These included refusing to accommodate service animals and not providing parking areas with spots designated for people with disabilities.  Charges are being filed against six owners who most clearly violated anti-discrimination laws.