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HUD CHARGES OWNER, DEVELOPER AND BUILDER OF MONTANA APARTMENT BUILDING WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

HUD CHARGES OWNER, DEVELOPER AND BUILDER OF MONTANA APARTMENT BUILDING WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

MONTANA – October 8, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it is charging the owner, builder and developer of a five-unit Missoula, Montana, apartment building with housing discrimination for designing and constructing two of the five units in a way that makes them inaccessible to persons with disabilities. According to HUD’s charge, the two single-story units cannot be accessed without negotiating a flight of stairs.

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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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