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HUD CHARGES NEW YORK CO-OP AND TWO OF ITS EMPLOYEES WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST TENANT WITH DISABILITIES

HUD CHARGES NEW YORK CO-OP AND TWO OF ITS EMPLOYEES WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST TENANT WITH DISABILITIES

WASHINGTON, DC – August 25, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is charging RiverBay Corporation, a housing cooperative located in the Bronx, and two of its employees with violating the Fair Housing Act for denying a disabled man’s reasonable accommodation request. HUD brings the charge on behalf of the disabled tenant, claiming that RiverBay refused to allow the tenant to have a medically prescribed emotional support animal and that the cooperative’s security officers harassed the tenant because of the service animal.