Condominium Complex Faces Lawsuit For Discriminating Against Black People
African-American residents in Florida who were hoping to move into a certain condo complex were repeatedly discriminated against according to a new lawsuit filed against the operators.
via Sun Sentinel
A non-profit housing group alleges racial discrimination in a lawsuit filed Monday against the operators of the South Tower CityPlace condominium in West Palm Beach.
The Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches said it conducted three tests from March 2012 to February 2014 to determine the 420-unit condo’s compliance with the federal Fair Housing Act.
In each instance, the condo’s representative allegedly provided a African-American tester with “misinformation or inferior service compared to the white tester who visited a short time later,” according to the suit filed in U.S. District Court in West Palm Beach.
“The tests showed stark differences in treatment,” said Reed Colfax, a lawyer for the Lantana-based fair housing center. “There are probably a number of victims out there who don’t know they were victims.”
Attorneys for defendants Al Coker & Associates and Cervera Real Estate could not be reached for comment Monday. Cervera “appears to have ended its role as the primary sales and marketing representative” at the complex, the suit said.
The suit seeks unspecified damages and a permanent injunction to stop the alleged discrimination.
The unfortunate thing is that this type of treatment is common throughout the United States. Hopefully more of these racist scumbags will continue to be exposed in future.