SWFHC Settles Fair Housing Complaint Against IMT Rancho Murietta
Tucson, AZ (07/1/2019) – The Southwest Fair Housing Council (SWFHC) resolved a fair housing complaint filed with the Arizona Attorney General’s Civil Rights Division against IMT Residential. IMT has agreed to receive fair housing training and pay SWFHC $3,500 in damages.
As part of a HUD-funded fair housing project, SWFHC investigated several allegations claiming IMT Residential violated the Fair Housing Act. The investigation of all eight IMT properties in the Phoenix area reviewed the policies, practices, and treatment received by persons with disabilities, and found the Rancho Murrieta apartment complex charged persons with disabilities for qualified animals necessary for daily life activities in violation of the Fair Housing Act. SWFHC filed a fair housing complaint with the Arizona Attorney General’s Civil Rights Division based on the results of its investigation.
Jay Young, the executive director of SWFHC remarked, “IMT is a large housing provider in both the Phoenix area and nationwide. This resolution between Southwest Fair Housing Council and IMT increases housing options and opportunities for persons with disabilities in the Phoenix area who may need a service or qualified animal.”