|HUD No. 20-205
HUD Public Affairs
December 10, 2020
HUD ORDER RESOLVES CLAIMS OF DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION INVOLVING CALIFORNIA HOUSING PROVIDERS
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that Park Regency, LLC, and Domino Realty Management Company, of Beverly Hills, California, will pay $27,000 under a Consent Order resolving allegations that they discriminated against a tenant by denying her reasonable accommodation request related to her disability. Read the Order.
The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to deny housing or impose different rental terms and conditions based on disability, race, national origin, color, religion, sex, or familial status. It also makes it unlawful for housing providers to refuse to make reasonable accommodations to rules, policies, practices, or services when such accommodations may be necessary to afford persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling and public and common use areas.
“No individual or family should be denied the right to use and enjoy their housing because they have a disability,” said Anna María Farías, HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. “Today’s Consent Order underscores HUD's commitment to taking appropriate action when the nation’s fair housing laws are violated.”
Under the Order, Park Regency, LLC, and Domino Realty Management Company will pay the tenant $27,000, and grant her requested reasonable accommodation. They will also make available their reasonable accommodation policy at the property and on their website, and all leasing and management staff who are involved in the administration of reasonable accommodation requests at the property will attend fair housing training.
“Housing providers must abide by the requirements of the Fair Housing Act when a tenant requests a reasonable accommodation due to a disability,” said Michael B. Williams, HUD’s Principal Deputy General Counsel. “The Fair Housing Act’s protections ensure that all tenants have an equal opportunity to use and enjoy their housing.”
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.