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Spanos Fallout: IBS Panel Says Expect More, Not Less Fair Housing Suits

Despite a landmark fair housing settlement between the National Fair Housing Alliance and the A.G. Spanos Cos. announced earlier this month, the pace of fair housing lawsuits levied against multifamily developers is likely to continue unabated, said a panel of experts at the International Builder Show (IBS) in Las Vegas earlier this week. More

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Case Dismissed

In a decision that may have far-reaching implications throughout the apartment industry, the U.S. District Court for the District Of Columbia threw out a suit brought by the Washington, D.C-based Equa More

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News Bites: November 2009

RealPage acquires EverGreen Solutions, Wood Partners eschews development business, ERC fair housing suit thrown out, and other industry news. More

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Affordable Housing Now Protected Class in North Carolina

North Carolina recently added affordable housing as a protected class in its fair housing law. A diverse team of affordable housing advocates and housing associations pushed the bill as a way to prevent local government discrimination against affordable housing and stimulate new development interest in the sector. More

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St. Bernard Parish Project Close to Approval

Dallas-based Provident Realty Advisors is hopeful that its epic struggle to get a mixed-income apartment community approved in Louisiana’s St. Bernard Parish will finally come to an end with the issuance of building permits late this week or early next week. More

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ERC Fair Housing Suit Thrown Out

In a decision that may have far-reaching implications throughout the apartment industry, the U.S. District Court for the District Of Columbia threw out a suit brought by the Washington, D.C-based Equal Rights Center (ERC) against Atlanta-based Post Properties for alleged violations of the Fair Housing Act. More

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Fair Housing Activists Put Multifamily ILSs on Notice

A fair housing activist group with a proud history of filing lawsuits against multifamily developers and owner/operators that have allegedly violated the Fair Housing Act has a new target: multifamily Internet listing services (ILSs). More

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New York’s Westchester County Yields to Pressure to Desegregate Its Affordable Housing

To settle lawsuit, the county agrees to build and market at least 750 homes to black and Hispanic buyers. More

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Report Shows Spike in Fair Housing Claims

Housing discrimination in the nation has spiked this past year for two key reasons: Internet advertising and the foreclosure crisis. More

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Legal Woes

Companies join a growing roster of multifamily firms trying to navigate the complicated, often contradicting, federal accessibility laws. More

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