|HUD No. 20-153
HUD Public Affairs
September 21, 2020
HUD REACHES AGREEMENT INVOLVING HAWAII HOUSING PROVIDERS ACCUSED OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has reached a Conciliation Agreement with the property management company of Koloa Garden Apartments in Koloa, HI, resolving claims of housing discrimination against a tenant with disabilities. The property management company denied the allegations, but agreed to settle the complaint. Read the agreement.
The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing providers from discriminating against tenants based on disability, including denying a reasonable accommodation request.
"Small accommodations can have a significant impact on the ability of persons with disabilities to fully utilize and enjoy their homes, " said Anna María Farías, HUD's Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. "HUD remains committed to ensuring that housing providers respect their right to such accommodations by complying with their obligations under federal law.”
Persons who believe they have experienced housing discrimination may file a complaint of discrimination by contacting HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at (800) 669-9777 or visiting How to File a Complaint on HUD’s website. Materials and assistance are available for persons with limited English proficiency. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may contact the Department using the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.