Our fair housing lawyers protect the rights of renters like Ashley.
After leaving an abusive boyfriend, Ashley couch-surfed for months with her infant daughter. She saw ads for apartments but when she inquired, one landlord always told her the units weren’t appropriate for young kids.
Ashley called VLA for help. We conducted an investigation. We found the landlord always dissuaded testers with young kids from renting an apartment.
We represented Ashley in a case against the landlord. The landlord settled and paid Ashley $6,000 in damages and had to do fair housing training. Ashley got a new apartment to begin a better life with her daughter.
To protect anonymity and confidentiality, some names and details in these stories have been changed.