LATROBE APARTMENTS HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

Martin v. Apartment Investment and Management Company, et. al., 17-10032 (D.C. Superior Court)

This class action was brought by Tiana Martin on behalf of herself and all other individuals who sought to use their Housing Choice Vouchers to assist with rental payments at the Latrobe Apartments in Washington, D.C.  When Ms. Martin sought to use her voucher at Latrobe Apartments, she was told the property did not accept vouchers.  Furthermore, the “Frequently Asked Questions” page for Latrobe Apartments states: “We do not accept housing vouchers in this community.”

The complaint alleges that Latrobe Apartments’s advertising and practice of refusing to accept housing vouchers violates the D.C. Human Rights Act, which expressly prohibits discrimination against individuals that use housing vouchers.  Additionally, the complaint alleges that Latrobe Apartments has violated the D.C. Consumer Protection Act by posting the misrepresentation that “all applications and renewals are considered equally without discrimination on the basis of any class protected by applicable laws.”

A copy of the complaint can be accessed HERE.  If you have any questions concerning this case, please contact Matthew Handley, at 202-559-2411 or [email protected]

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