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Chapel Hill, NC

This is a settlement for the Housing, Landlord, Tenant lawsuit.

Chapel Hill, NC: (Apr-23-07) The Justice Department filed charges against Chapel Hill, NC following a complaint by Chapel Hill citizen Sonya Dixon, who alleged housing discrimination on the basis of disability. The government accused Chapel Hill of violating the federal Fair Housing Act when it refused to grant Sonya Dixon reasonable accommodation for her disabled daughter, despite Dixon repeatedly requested reasonable accommodation in the form of a transfer to a wheelchair-accessible unit. In a settlement mediated by the Department of Justice, in the US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, Chapel Hill will pay $30,000 in damages to the family. The settlement also mandates that town employees undergo training on the requirements of the Fair Housing Act, and that the town adopt a reasonable accommodation policy, post non-discrimination policies, and submit periodic reports to the Justice Department. [WEBWIRE: HOUSING DISCRIMINATION]


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Published on Apr-26-07


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