Management Company Not Liable for Racial Discrimination

Facts: A nonprofit organization that seeks to maintain racially and economically inclusive communities sued a property management company alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act. The lawsuit claimed that the company has a general policy that it won’t negotiate with, rent to, or make certain units available to voucher households. The nonprofit claimed that the company applies this policy in white, non-Hispanic areas and applies it even when the combined income of the family and the voucher subsidy meet or exceed the contract rent for the unit.

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