Tuesday, August 14, 2012

USDOJ: Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Against South Carolina Landlord for Discriminating Against Families with Children

The Justice Department announced today that John Wingard Altman has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a lawsuit involving violations of the Fair Housing Act at Altman Apartments, a 16-unit apartment complex he owns in Summerville, S.C.  In July 2012, the court, ruling on a motion filed by the government, found that the defendant had violated the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against families with children. 
Under the consent order, which was approved today by the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the defendant must pay $15,000 to two people who were harmed by the defendant’s discriminatory practices and $10,000 to the United States as a civil penalty.  In addition, the order prohibits the defendant from engaging in discrimination against families with children in the future and requires that he adopt a non-discrimination policy in addition to receiving training on the Fair Housing Act.


USDOJ: Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Against South Carolina Landlord for Discriminating Against Families with Children

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