MHC Charged with Discrimination

LoanSafe reports the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is charging the owners and manager of Rainbow Terrace Mobile Home Park in Albert Lea, Minnesota for violating the Fair Housing Act. The community manager allegedly made discriminatory remarks about a Mexican couple who wanted to lease a home site, calling the husband “no good”, and saying she did “not want any more Mexicans” living in the community because they were “too much trouble.” Noting other Mexican-American residents of Rainbow Terrace were allegedly subjected to ethnic slurs by the manager, she was alleged to have said she had had “enough of (them) here”, using a derogatory slang term. MHProNews has learned if the federal court determines discrimination has occurred, the judge may award monetary damages and attorney fees to the complainants, impose fines against Rainbow Terrace, order injunctive relief to deter future discrimination, and award punitive damages.

(Image credit: photographersdirect)

mas kovach mhpronews shopping with soheyla .jp

Get our ‘read-hot’ industry-leading 

get our ‘read-hot’ industry-leading emailed headline news updates

Scroll to Top