HUD CHARGES FLORIDA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION AND ITS MANAGEMENT COMPANY WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST FAMILY WITH SIX CHILDREN

HUD CHARGES FLORIDA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION AND ITS MANAGEMENT COMPANY WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST FAMILY WITH SIX CHILDREN

WASHINGTON, DC – September 4, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging a Gibsonton, FL, homeowners association and its Tampa-based former management company with violating the Fair Housing Act by subjecting a family to different rental terms and conditions because they have six children. HUD’s charge alleges that Townhomes of Kings LakeHomeowners Association (HOA), Inc., and Vanguard Management Group, Inc., violated the Fair Housing Act by telling the family that they had too many people living in their rental townhouse and threatening to evict them if they didn’t reduce the number of occupants based on an occupancy policy that permitted only six people to live in a four-bedroom 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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Brian Sullivan
(202) 708-0685

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