HUD AND CITY OF BARBERTON, OHIO, SETTLE DISCRIMINATION CLAIM

HUD AND CITY OF BARBERTON, OHIO, SETTLE DISCRIMINATION CLAIM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 7, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has reached a settlement with Barberton, Ohio, a suburb of Akron, resolving allegations that the city denied a permit that would allow the owners of a group home to increase its occupancy limit from four to eight residents. The owners alleged that the city denied the permit because people with disabilities lived in the home.

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.

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