HUD Addresses Disability Housing Discrimination

Maryland condominium levied monthly fine against child bone transplant patient.

Last week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development stepped in to enforce the Fair Housing Act at a Baltimore, Maryland, apartment building. A family of eight sought to temporarily rent out a three-bedroom condominium due to the proximity to the John Hopkins Hospital. One of their children was receiving bone marrow transplant treatment there. However, the condominium’s board of directors voted to fine the family monthly because they technically exceeded their maximum occupancy of two people per bedroom.

“Housing providers must allow families to provide care for their children with disabilities when a simple waiver of condominium rules can be made,” said Damon Smith, HUD’s General Counsel. “HUD will vigorously enforce the Fair Housing Act’s protections for persons with disabilities.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Fudge to seek God’s guidance as she oversees HUD.
  • For federal housing officials as they determine and enforce fair housing regulations.

Sources: Department of Housing and Urban Development


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