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Three Wisconsin Landlords Charged with Violating Fair Housing Laws

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Fair Housing / Discrimination, State of Wisconsin / Comments

Three Wisconsin landlords have recently been charged with violating Fair Housing laws by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).First, in late July, HUD announced that it charged a husband and wife who own a rental property in Brown County with violating the Fair Housing Act for allegedly creatingdifferent rental requirements for a single mother and her son.  The charge also alleges that the landlords’ lease agreement ...

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Housing Discrimination: What Actions Are Covered?

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Fair Housing / Discrimination, Protected Classes / Comments

There are federal, state and municipal laws that make discrimination in the area of housing illegal.  The breadth of fair housing laws is vast and landlords should educate themselves on just what actions may be discriminatory before they get themselves into trouble.I have previously blogged about what the various protected classes are but this post will focus on what actions may be considered to be discriminatory if they are solely ...

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