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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.

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WISCONSIN LANDLORDS CHARGED WITH HOUSING DISCRIMINATION AFTER CLAIMS THEY ALLOWED DAILY HARASSMENT OF TENANTS...

The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful for a housing manager or owner to fail to fulfill a duty to correct and end the harassment of one tenant by another, when that harassment is based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin or, as was the case here, disability.

HUD ANNOUNCES JOB GRANTS IN WISCONSIN

CHICAGO - September 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded Wisconsin nearly $720,000 in grants to help public and assisted housing residents connect with local services to obtain education and training to find jobs. The funding allows these local grantees to retain or hire 1,500 service coordinators to work directly with HUD-assisted families to connect them to the supportive services that meet their individual needs to become gainfully employed. (See chart at bottom of release.)

HUD CHARGES WISCONSIN LANDLORD WITH REFUSING TO RENT TO AFRICAN AMERICAN COUPLE

WASHINGTON, DC - September 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged a La Crosse, Wisconsin landlord with violating the Fair Housing Act for refusing to rent an apartment to an African American couple because of their race. HUD brings the charge on behalf of the couple, alleging that Geneva Terrace, Inc. and Victoria Gerrard, the owner of Geneva Terrace Apartments, and property manager Nicolai Quinn refused to show an apartment to the complainants. Additionally, they falsely represented to the couple and other black applicants that no units were available, while informing white applicants of available units and encouraging them to apply.

HUD CHARGES WISCONSIN LANDLORD FOR INSISTING ON A MAN IN THE HOUSE

WASHINGTON, DC - September 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is charging a La Crosse County, Wisconsin landlord with violating the Fair Housing Act for refusing to rent a house to a single mother because there was no adult male to live with her. HUD brings the charge on behalf of the single woman, claiming that the owner of the property, Dovenberg Investments, LLC and property manager Darlene Dovenberg refused to rent a house in rural Bangor to the woman because she, among other things, did not have a man “to shovel the snow.”

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR WISCONSIN STORM VICTIMS

WASHINGTON, DC - October 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to nine counties in Wisconsin and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms and flooding last month

HUD CHARGES WISCONSIN PROPERTY MANAGERS WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST A FAMILY BECAUSE THEY HAVE CHILDREN

WASHINGTON, DC - October 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it has charged Sharlene and Jerald Kuiper, managers of a three-bedroom duplex apartment in Outagamie County, Wisconsin, and the owner of the apartment, Kuiper Family Trust, with violating the Fair Housing Act by refusing to show an available apartment to a family with children. HUD’s charge alleges that the Kuipers falsely asserted that the unit was unavailable for viewing when it was, offered to show units only after families without children rejected them, and made discriminatory statements demonstrating a preference for renters without children.

Governor Doyle Announces $39 Million to Stabilize Neighborhoods Hard-hit by Foreclosure

MADISON, WI - September 30, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Jim Doyle today announced $39 million to help redevelop foreclosed properties throughout Wisconsin in order to stabilize neighborhoods and stem the decline of house values of neighboring homes.

HUD charges Wisconsin landlords with discriminating against families with children

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 28, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it has charged the owners and property manager of a Wisconsin rental property with housing discriminating for refusing to rent certain apartments to families with children.

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