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United States v. Maria Trini Menendez (D.P.R.)


On June 6, 2022, the United States Attorney’s Office filed an “election” complaint in United States v. Maria Trini Menendez (D.P.R.).  The complaint alleges that the owners and managers of a four-unit apartment building in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the real estate agent retained to find tenants for the property, discriminated on the basis of disability in violation of the Fair Housing Act by refusing to allow the complainants, one of whom is legally blind, to rent a unit because they had a guide dog.  Josefina Amparo De La Fuente-Mundo, Alicia De La Fuente-Mundo, and Rosalia De La Fuente-Mundo are also named as defendants in the complaint.  The case was referred to the Division after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) received a complaint, conducted an investigation, and issued a charge of discrimination.

Case Open Date
Case Name
United States v. Maria Trini Menendez (D.P.R.)
Civil Rights
  • Josefina Amparo De La Fuente-Mundo; Alicia De La Fuente-Mundo; Rosalia De La Fuente-Mundo; FHA' Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988; Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968; blind; service dog; reasonable accommodations; irish wolfhound
Industry Code(s)
  • None
Updated July 31, 2023