Discrimination on the basis of sex was added as a protected class to our federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) in 1974 and is settled law. But, is discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT) individuals covered under the FHA?  Should it be?  While LGBT persons are not specifically identified in the text of the

The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a recent familial status Fair Housing Act (FHA) case in U.S. District Court in Minnesota, asserting that the owner and manager of a small apartment community treated families with children “less favorably” than adults with respect to the use of various common areas. The complaint also claimed that management

Last week the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had resolved another Fair Housing Act (FHA) case, this time recovering $75,000 to settle a familial status discrimination complaint. The agreement to conclude the case remains pending before a federal district court judge in Colorado, but is expected to be approved.

The complaint asserted

Late last month, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) settled a familial status housing discrimination case filed against property owners in Nevada. The DOJ’s complaint asserted that the defendants discriminated against families with children by placing a series of ads for a single family home in a local newspaper that stated a preference for adult

Last week the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a complaint against a West Virginia apartment owner asserting that multiple female residents were subjected to egregious sexual harassment and retaliation in violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA).

Filed in U.S. District Court in West Virginia, the DOJ claims that a residential apartment owner engaged

Continuing to promote its fair housing efforts, last month the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the resolution of another Fair Housing Act (FHA) case, this one filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. The matter settled for $100,000 and involved allegations of discrimination against families with children.  The defendants agreed to