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Press Release: Iowa Legal Aid & Kennedy Hunt P.C. win important Fair Housing Act case against Impact Communities
On Oct. 5, 2021, Kennedy Hunt, P.C. and our co-counsel Iowa Legal Aid received a favorable decision in Klossner v. Impact Communities, a significant housing discrimination case we filed in in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa in 2020.
This Fair Housing Act case charges investment firm Impact MHC Management with discriminating against our client, Suellen Klossner, a person with disabilities. Impact made efforts to illegally compel our client to leave her trailer home by, among other things, denying our client’s reasonable accommodation request to pay her rent through a housing voucher. What’s more, Impact increased our client’s rent and utility charges by more than 87 percent since buying Table Mound. The discrimination Klossner faced was included in the piece “What Happens When Investment Firms Acquire Trailer Parks” in the March 15, 2021 issue of The New Yorker. Impact’s questionable business practices were also highlighted on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
Both Kennedy Hunt, P.C. and Iowa Legal Aid believe persons with disabilities should have access to safe, affordable housing. Our recent win grants Klossner permanent injunctive relief and requires Impact to accept our client’s voucher as a reasonable accommodation for her disability.
This case is ongoing. For further information, please contact attorney Sarah Jane Hunt at (314) 872-9041 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you or someone you know has been a victim of housing discrimination, our skilled attorneys at Kennedy Hunt, P.C. may be able to help you. Fill out a questionnaire so we can understand your claim.