Three Groton Realty real estate groups have to pay a woman $40,000 over a Fair Housing Act Violation, announced the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut yesterday.
According to the press release, a complaint was filed last year by the Connecticut Fair Housing Center to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on behalf of a woman who claims that she was denied the ability to rent an apartment due to the size of her family, which included her and her four children. The complaint alleges that the two-person-per-bedroom occupancy limit for the apartment was more restrictive than the state and local laws.
The employees of Landings Real Estate Group, Long Meadow Landings, LLC, and Landings Management, LLC, will also receive Fair Housing training and are obligated to report the results of the training to the Department of Justice.
“The U.S. Attorney’s Office will not tolerate discrimination in Connecticut’s housing market and is prepared to bring enforcement actions, as we did here, when a family’s federal right to housing is denied,” U.S. Attorney David B. Fein said.