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  • In 2016, Relman, Dane & Colfax settled the largest affordable housing accessibility case in the nation’s history, securing an important victory for people with disabilities in Los Angeles and adding at least 4,000 affordable and highly accessible housing units in the city.

  • Relman, Dane & Colfax secured a major jury verdict in 2016 in a reverse redlining case against New York-based Emigrant Savings Bank and Emigrant Mortgage Company, holding Emigrant accountable for discriminatory mortgage lending practices.

Current Cases

  • Ongoing lawsuit brought by Access Living, an independent living center, challenging the City of Chicago’s failure to provide accessible, affordable housing under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Housing Act. 

  • Ongoing litigation brought by fair housing organization against City of Peoria alleging discriminatory enforcement of a chronic nuisance ordinance on the basis of race and sex in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act.

  • This Fair Housing Act lawsuit against the City of LaGrange, Georgia challenges the City's utility service policies that have an unlawful disparate impact on African Americans and Latinos.

  • Ongoing lawsuit filed by Gilead Community Services and the Connecticut Fair Housing Center against the Town of Cromwell alleging that Town undertook an unlawful and concerted campaign to force the closure of a group home for men with mental health diagnoses.

  • Ongoing fifty-three plaintiff challenge to McIntosh County and State of Georgia’s denial of basic municipal services to one of the last Gullah-Geechee communities on Sapelo Island, Georgia.

  • Ongoing case brought by nonprofit organization The Fortune Society against apartment complex that refused to rent it units once they learned that formerly incarcerated individuals would reside in them, pursuant to the complex's policy prohibiting anyone with a criminal record from renting an apartment or living there. The Fortune Society alleges this "blanket ban" is discriminatory and has a unlawful disparate impact on the basis of race. 

  • This Fair Housing Act case on behalf of an African-American tenant who experienced severe racial harassment by a neighbor challenges a landlord's failure to respond to neighbor-on-neighbor harassment.

In the Media

MultiMedia

  • Coal Run: Kennedy v. City of Zanesville
  • St. Bernard Parish
  • Feeling Justified: Stark County v. Ruth
  • Fair Housing Advocates Speech 2017
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