HUD and Berlin, N.H., Settle Housing Discrimination Allegations

HUD recently announced that it had reached a Conciliation Agreement with the city of Berlin, N.H. The agreement settles allegations that the municipality violated the Fair Housing Act when it enacted an ordinance requiring owners to evict tenants cited three or more times for “disorderly action,” including domestic violence incidents. The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to evict an individual because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or familial status.

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