Fair Housing Act

The Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (which includes families with children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and disability.

The Fair Housing Act applies to most housing, even where the landlord is a private individual or corporation.

I have experience litigating FHA claims on behalf of tenants. For example, in 2012, I served as lead trial counsel for five tenants who were sexually assaulted and verbally abused by their landlord and superintendent in a lawsuit initiated by the U.S. Department of Justice, which resulted in a record-breaking settlement.