Cooperating Attorney Steve Tomkowiak has informed FHCMD that the federal litigation of DELORES DUNBAR V NORTH PARK COOPERATIVE and P.P.S. OF MICHIGAN has been settled. The plaintiff is an elderly woman who at the age of 73 at the time requested reserved handicap parking closer to her dwelling at North Park Cooperative. Both the Coop Board of Directors and the current and former property management companies refused numerous times. A reasonable accommodation request was presented by FHCMD staff in support of her request was also refused. The action was resolved totaling $28,365. The Honorable George C. Steeh was assigned to preside over this case.
The evidence from the housing discrimination complaints filed with FHCMD by home seekers, from the "testing" conducted by the FHCMD, and from the statements provided by many housing providers who support fair housing laws and are willing to step forward to help expose violations of those laws, demonstrates that practices of unlawful housing discrimination continue and the services of FHCMD are needed. Read more