HUD CHARGES OWNERS AND MANAGERS OF ALABAMA MOBILE HOME PARK WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY

HUD CHARGES OWNERS AND MANAGERS OF ALABAMA MOBILE HOME PARK WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY

WASHINGTON, DC – August 8, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is charging the owners and managers of Heritage Point Mobile Home Park in Montgomery, Alabama, with violating the Fair Housing Act for refusing to rent a lot in the park to an African American family and employing a policy of excluding African Americans. HUD charged Lawrence at Lakewood, LLC, and Lawrence Properties, Inc., which own and manage Heritage Point and other mobile home parks in Alabama and Georgia; Michael Lawrence, CEO of both companies; and William Bounds, district supervisor for four mobile home parks, including Heritage Point

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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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