Senior Housing Developers Hit With Ill. Disability Bias Suit
By Linda Chiem
Law360, New York (June 5, 2014, 7:26 PM ET) -- The National Fair Housing Alliance and other civil rights groups recently launched suit in Illinois federal court alleging a real estate developer and its partners constructed several Illinois and Iowa affordable senior housing projects that discriminated against people with disabilities, the groups said Thursday.
NFHA and H.O.P.E. Inc., which does business as HOPE Fair Housing Center and Open Communities, allege that Ryan Cos. U.S. Inc., developer and businessman James N. Bergman, Illinois-based real estate services firm Thomas & Thomas Associates, and at least 30 of their...