Largest Landlord in U.S. Sued for Violating Fair Housing Act

HeadlineDec 15, 2017
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The United States’ largest private landlord has been sued for violating the Fair Housing Act by refusing to rent to tenants with a criminal record. The lawsuit, filed by the Equal Rights Center, says the company’s policy of not renting to people with felony convictions—or even pending felony charges—has a disproportionate adverse impact on African Americans and Latinos. Mid-America Apartments owns at least 100,000 apartments nationwide.

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