The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, created in 1957 by the enactment of the Civil Rights
Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the
most vulnerable members of our society. The Division enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination
on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin.
Ohio Landlord Agrees to End Discriminatory Housing Practices
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Justice Department announced that a North Ridgeville, Ohio, landlord and his management company have entered into a consent decree and have agreed pay $30,000 to resolve claims that they discriminated on the basis of race.