HUD CHARGES MASSACHUSETTS LANDLORD WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

HUD CHARGES MASSACHUSETTS LANDLORD WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

WASHINGTON, DC – September 28, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging Craig Robbins, a Springfield, Massachusetts landlord, with violating the Fair Housing Act for allegedly refusing to rent or show an apartment to families with children because he claimed he did not have certification that the apartment was free of lead-based paint.<

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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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