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

HeadlineDec 15, 2017

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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