HUD CHARGES MINNESOTA MOBILE HOME PARK OWNERS AND MANAGER WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST...

HUD CHARGES MINNESOTA MOBILE HOME PARK OWNERS AND MANAGER WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST MEXICAN AMERICAN COUPLE

WASHINGTON, DC – August 21, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging the owners and manager of Rainbow Terrace Mobile Home Park in Albert Lea, Minnesota, with violating the Fair Housing Act by making discriminatory statements about the national origin of a Mexican American couple that was trying to lease a park lot. HUD’s charge alleges that the park’s manager stated that she did “not want any more Mexicans” living at the mobile home park because they were “too much trouble” or similar words to that effect. The manager also allegedly told the wife that her husband was “no good” and referred to him with an ethnic slur for people who are Mexican or Mexican-American.

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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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