United States v. Wren (N.D. Ill.)

Overview: 

On August 24, 2015, the court issued its findings of fact and conclusions of law in United States v. Wren (N.D. Ill.), a Fair Housing Act pattern or practice/election case alleging disability and familial status discrimination against prospective tenants at a duplex owned and managed by the defendant.  A bench trial took place on June 5, 2015.  The court found that the defendant asked the HUD complainant what her disability was and refused to rent to her when she learned that the complainant was HIV positive.   The court also found that the defendant engaged in a pattern and practice of discrimination against families with children and specifically discriminated against one family. The court awarded $15,000 in damages to the aggrieved individuals and issued a permanent injunction.  The complaint was filed on November 18, 2013.       

Case Open Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2013
Case Name: 
United States v. Wren (N.D. Ill.)
Tags: 
Fair Housing Act
FHA
disability
HIV+
HIV positive
familial status
families with children
kids
pattern or practice
HUD
election
1:13-cv-08281
bench trial
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Updated October 13, 2015