Reasonable Grounds Housing Cases

Between FY 00 and FY08, 191 charges of housing discrimination were filed with the Human Rights Commission.  130 charges were investigated and of those cases, the Commission found no reasonable grounds in 100 cases and reasonable grounds in 30 cases.  In addition, 61 cases settled through mediation or informal negotiation prior to the commencement of an investigation.

The Human Rights Commission found reasonable grounds to believe that illegal discrimination occurred in the following cases (click on the PDF image to retrieve the file):

Advertising:
Housing Discrimination Project v. Rutland Herald (PDCA) (115 KB)  hdp rutland herald
Housing Discrimination Project v. Times Argus (PDCA) (113 KB)  hdp times argus
 
Disability discrimination:
Columb & LaShay v. Regional Affordable Housing Corporation (PDCA) (563 KB)  columb lashay rahc
Daniels v. Wickart (PDCA) (226 KB)  daniels wickart
Dellinger v. Demars (PDCA) (371 KB)  dellinger demars
Parker v. Regional Affordable Housing Corporation (PDCA) (755 BK)  parker rahc
Parker v. Spivak (PDCA) (206 KB)  parker spivak
Brennan v. Kingsbury Condominium Association (PDCA) (298 KB)  brennan kca
 
Hostile environment:
Brennan v. Kingsbury Condominium Association (PDCA) (298 KB)  brennan kca
 
Minor children discrimination:
Austin v. Drown (in active litigation) (59 KB)  austin drown
Blow v. Cedar Hill Apartments & SULCO Property Management (PDCA) (163 KB)  blow cedar hill sulco
Christianson v. Woodside Manor (in active litigation) (92 KB)  christianson woodside manor
Clark v. Bianchi (PDCA) (1.1 MB)  clark bianchi
Evans v. Mitchell (PDCA) (159 KB)  evans mitchell
LaPrad v. Cedar Glen North Association (PDCA) (929 KB)  laprad cgna
Lemieux v. Morris (PDCA) (140 KB)  lemieux morris
Parks v. Balliargeon (PDCA) (390 KB)  parks balliargeon
Sargent v. Woodside Manor (in active litigation) (110 KB)  sargent woodside manor
 
Public assistance discrimination:
Arbour v. St. Clair (litigated settlement) (119 KB)  arbour st clair
Grow v. Westbury Mobile Home Park (no settlement/closed) (157 KB)  grow wmhp
Horton v. Reed (no settlement/closed) (145 KB)  horton reed
Tanner v. St. Clair (litigated settlement) (147 KB)  tanner st clair
Young v. P.G. Adams Inc. (no settlement/closed) (332 KB)  young adams
Young v. Preston Property Management (PDCA) (473 KB)  young ppm
 
Race discrimination:
Cornick-Kelly v. Sisters & Brothers Investment Group (PDCA) (248 KB)  cornick kelly sbig
 
Reasonable accommodations:
Arbour v. St. Clair (litigated settlement) (119 KB)  arbour st clair
Manley v. EJL Management (PDCA) (213 KB)  manley ejl management
Murray & Choiniere v. Winooski Courtyard (PDCA) (174 KB)  murray choiniere wc
Stewart v. Lake Champlain Housing Trust (PDCA) (387 KB)  stewart lcht
Wakefield v. EJL Management (PDCA) (207 KB)  wakefield ejl management
 
Retaliation:
Anderson v. Vermont State Housing Authority (PDCA) (101 KB)  anderson vsha
Arbour v. St. Clair (litigated settlement) (119 KB)  arbour st clair
Tanner v. St. Clair (litigated settlement) (147 KB)  tanner st clair
 
Service animals:
Goodrich v. Bycel (PDCA) (143 KB)  goodrich bycel
 
Sexual orientation discrimination:
Tanner v. St. Clair (litigated settlement) (147 KB)  tanner st clair