Access Living Wins Settlement Against Landlords Refusing To Let The Deaf Inquire About Housing
Five leasing companies were sued by Access Living after allegedly discriminating against deaf people who inquired about housing. A settlement was recently reached with four of the companies. A fifth is no longer in the leasing business. Using a discrimination test, would be landlords allegedly either hung up on deaf callers or told them not to call again. Under the terms of the settlement those rental agencies will set aside housing for Access Living consumers.