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Fleetwood Capital Development

Washington, DC: (Apr-11-07) The US Department of Justice filed charges against Fleetwood Capital Development LLC, a Springfield, IL, development company, accusing it of discrimination after it refused to sell property in a Springfield-area subdivision because the buyer intended to house six persons with disabilities there. Fleetwood Capital and its principal officer, John Howard, violated the Fair Housing Act in their discriminatory dealings with Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services, who wished to purchase property to house the group of developmentally disabled adults. In a settlement reached, Fleetwood Capital will adopt nondiscriminatory procedures for the sale of the remaining lots in the subdivision, will pay $50,000 in monetary damages to Bethesda, and will pay $10,000 as a civil penalty to the United States. The lawsuit and settlement are part of the DOJ's campaign to fight illegal housing discrimination. [PR NEWSWIRE: HOUSING DISCRIMINATION]

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Published on Apr-18-07


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