Our housing discrimination lawyers are national leaders in the fight to ensure fair housing opportunities for all.
Our lawyers have nationwide recognition as experts in the area of federal Fair Housing Law, having litigated hundreds of cases on behalf of individuals denied housing based upon their race, disability, national origin or family status. We have litigated municipal zoning cases involving the right to locate group homes and Community Integrated Living facilities in residential neighborhoods, as well as cases involving the organized opposition to the siting of low and moderate income or mixed income housing developments. We have fought to enforce the right to accessible housing and reasonable accommodations. Our lawyers have served as General Counsel for the Washington and Chicago Area Fair Housing Centers for more than 25 years.
MHB lawyers have obtained millions of dollars for minority families denied the right to enjoy their dwellings because of their race, national origin, or familial status, and we have trained lawyers, and government officials nationwide with regard to fair housing laws. We have worked with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice to ensure equal housing for all.
Some of our victories include:
- Obtaining over $1 million for minority families from their landlord, together with a court order requiring the landlord and its employees to receive fair housing training, pay for random testing, and submit records for review for 5 years;
- Obtaining six-figure damages for a wounded military veteran denied the right to purchase a home because the homeowners association would not allow an extended driveway for his accessible truck;
- Obtaining six-figure damages and an injunction against a landlord who refused to rent efficiency apartments in Seattle to families;
- Co-counseling nationwide lending discrimination cases that obtained over $24,000,000 in recoveries for minority borrowers;
- Obtaining a settlement valued at $350,000 against a condominium developer and association that sold its building's handicap parking spaces and refused to provide handicap parking to a resident in a wheelchair;
- Obtaining over $1 million in repairs and damages against a developer who built multi-family housing that was not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.