HUD CHARGES NEW MEXICO LANDLORD WITH DISCRIMINATION FOR DENYING DISABLED TENANT’S REQUEST TO MAKE RENTAL HOME ACCESSIBLE

HUD CHARGES NEW MEXICO LANDLORD WITH DISCRIMINATION FOR DENYING DISABLED TENANT’S REQUEST TO MAKE RENTAL HOME ACCESSIBLE

ALBUQERQUE – October 3, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging an Albuquerque, NM, landlord with violating the Fair Housing Act by refusing to allow a tenant with disabilities to modify his rental home to enable the tenant touse a wheelchair, even though the tenant agreed to pay all costs associated with making the modifications. In requesting the modifications, the tenant informed the landlord that all of the work would be performed by licensed contractors and that if the landlord wished, he would pay to return the unit to its original condition.

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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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