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Delaware County apartment complex pays $15,000 to settle housing discrimination complaints
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The Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia (FHCSP), a single mother, and her minor child settled federal housing discrimination complaints filed against the owners and agent of Garden Court Apartments in Glenolden. Garden Court Apartments is an apartment complex in Glenolden, PA owned and operated by Bridget Brady and John Brady of Broomall, PA. Alyxandria Garcia, a single mother with a three year old daughter, contacted FHCSP after being told she couldn't rent an available apartment because Garden Court Apartments did not permit children in the complex. FHCSP testers spoke with agent Shirley Montgomery, who confirmed that children were not allowed in the community and in May 2011, both FHCSP and the single mother filed complaints against Garden Court Apartments.
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FHCSP Open House!
April 11, 2012
Please join us to celebrate FHCSP's new home at an Open House scheduled for Wednesday April 11, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided and friends and family are welcome to attend.
April 11, 2012 marks the 44th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. In 1956, twelve years before the Act was signed, the Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia was established to provide support to African Americans seeking to buy homes, and to sellers who became victims of race violence because of their commitment to open housing. This became what is today the nation's oldest fair housing council.
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Consumer Rights Webinar
April 30, 2012
Would you recognize housing discrimination if your clients or constituents encountered it? Housing consumers are generally unaware of their protected rights under fair housing laws – they simply desire a decent place to live.
On Monday April 30th, 2012 at 1:00 pm, the Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia will present a one hour webinar sponsored by the Delaware County Office of Housing and Community Development to increase awareness among social service agencies, nonprofits and local government on consumers' fair housing rights protected by federal and state fair housing laws. This training will review the individuals protected by fair housing laws and the different types of discriminatory policies and practices they can encounter in their search for housing. The training will also cover the resources and legal options available to victims who encounter discrimination and an opportunity for participants to have their fair housing questions answered by FHCSP staff.
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Lehigh Fair Housing Summit
April 26, 2012
Join FHCSP for a full day summit in Allentown featuring information to build a fair and affordable Lehigh Valley. The Fair Housing Summit will feature a morning address by Jane C.W. Vincent, Regional Administrator, Region III, HUD and a keynote address by Michael Allen, Esq. Sessions are open to lenders, realtors, attorneys, and the general community. The cost to attend the Fair Housing Summit is $40.00 and CLE’s are available for attorneys at $5.00 each.
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