ECBAWM Reaches Settlement in Housing Discrimination Case

  • June 27, 2013

The Fair Housing Justice Center and three African-American testers reached a settlement with NASA Real Estate Corporation after suing the company for racial discrimination in its 107-unit apartment building in Sunnyside, Queens. The plaintiffs alleged that a superintendent who worked and lived at the building falsely told African-Americans that there were no vacant units available, even though he showed equally qualified white testers vacant units available to rent in the building. In addition to monetary damages of $130,000, the settlement provides for a detailed three-year injunction that covers over 20 buildings. The plaintiffs were represented by ECBAWM attorneys Elizabeth S. Saylor, Diane L. Houk, and Vasudha Talla.

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