HUD RULING AWARDS NEARLY $50,000 IN ALABAMA RACE DISCRIMINATION CASE

HUD RULING AWARDS NEARLY $50,000 IN ALABAMA RACE DISCRIMINATION CASE

WASHINGTON, DC – June 15, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that a HUD Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) has ordered a Marshall County, Alabama, landlord to pay $49,165 in damages and penalties for violating the Fair Housing Act. HUD initially charged Phillip and Opal Maze, respectively the rental manager and owner of a Marshall County mobile home, with discriminating based on race in December 2009. In an order that became final on May 25, 2011, the ALJ found that Phillip Maze discriminated against a white family and an African American man because one of the family members was dating the African American man

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