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United States v. Carmer (D. Or.)


On December 8, 2020, the United States Attorney’s Office executed an out-of-court settlement agreement in United States v. Carmer (D. Or.).  The complaint, which was filed on August 20, 2020, alleges that the owner of a single-family home in Florence, Oregon violated the Fair Housing Act on the basis of familial status by refusing to rent the home to a woman because she would be living with her four foster grandchildren.  The settlement agreement requires the defendant to obtain fair housing training and notify the public of her non-discrimination policy.  The case was referred to the Division after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) received a complaint, conducted an investigation, and issued a charge of discrimination.

Press Release (8/20/20)

Case Open Date
Case Name
United States v. Carmer (D. Or.)
Civil Rights
  • 6:20-cv-01423
  • single family
  • Fair Housing Act
  • FHA
  • familial status
  • foster parent
  • minor
  • craiglist
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • HUD
Industry Code(s)
  • None
Updated August 19, 2022