WASHINGTON, D.C. — January 9, 2014, the National Fair Housing Alliance announced that it filed eight housing discrimination complaints with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development against major apartment complex owners and management companies in Little Rock, Arkansas; Sacramento, California; Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Long Beach, Mississippi; Charleston, North Charleston, and Lexington, South Carolina; and Austin, Texas. Between them, these companies manage more than 715 complexes with more than 174,000 units. The complaints allege a practice of discrimination against the deaf and hard of hearing across the United States.
“The Hearing Loss Association of America supports the recommendations contained in this report and encourages policy makers and the rental industry to move quickly toward implementation,” commented Anna Gilmore Hall, Executive Director of HLAA. “HLAA also hopes that all businesses understand the potential negative impact to their bottom line by not meeting the growing demands and expectations of the 48 million people with hearing loss.”