Source: HUD Settles Claims Alleging Owner of Dekalb Apartment Complex Discriminated Against Persons with Disabilities
(1) HOPE Fair Housing Center
is a non-profit, fair housing advocate dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination and segregation because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, familial status, or any other characteristics protected under state or local laws..
(2) A Center for Independent Living
is a non-profit, non-residential organization assisting people with all types of disabilities, regardless of age, to control and direct their own lives.
According to the Voluntary Compliance Agreement
, one resident will receive $72,000 (from which payments will be made to reimburse Medicare for expenses related to the failure to provide reasonable accommodation, with her to keep any balance remaining from the $72K). The second resident will receive $20,000. With regard to the balance of the loot, the two non-profit groups involved will each pocket $20K, with the lawyers pocketing $123,000
to cover their legal fees and costs.