Mass AG Obtains Judgment Against Housing Authority In Disability Discrimination Case
- [Earlier this month], Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office obtained a consent judgment from Judge Herman Smith in Middlesex Superior Court against the Cambridge Housing Authority (“CHA”), which resolves claims that the agency violated state anti-discrimination laws by illegally denying a disabled tenant’s request for a two-bedroom housing voucher. CHA currently owns 2,700 housing units in the city of Cambridge and administers 2,300 housing vouchers to Cambridge residents. Under the terms of the agreement, CHA must provide the tenant with a two-bedroom voucher and payment in the amount of $7,500.00, and adopt comprehensive anti-discrimination policies and procedures for all of its properties.
For more, see Mass AG press release - Attorney General Martha Coakley Obtains Judgment Against Cambridge Housing Authority in Housing Discrimination Case.
For a different point of view of this matter, see Letter from Executive Director, Cambridge Housing Authority (if link expires, try here).