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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently approved a consequential settlement between apartment rental agencies and the family of former tenants in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 

According to court documents, the agreement settles allegations the agencies and housing providers illegally discriminated against the family renting an apartment there by discriminating against a member of the family who had a second child and terminating the family’s lease. 

The new settlement comes after the family filed a complaint alleging Metropolitan Management Corporation and Lancaster Court Associates unlawfully violated the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against tenants based on familial status. According to the complaint, the rental agencies terminated the family’s lease because of its occupancy policy.

According to HUD, the respondents will now pay the family $70,000 and go through fair housing training, among other terms of the agreement. 

Kennedy Hunt P.C. applauds this new move from HUD, a big step in protecting families’ housing rights in this country. Our passionate team fights for our clients’ Fair Housing rights. If you or someone you know has been a victim of housing discrimination, our attorneys at Kennedy Hunt, P.C. may be able to help you. Fill out a questionnaire so we can understand your claim.