WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson
– From the Office of WA. Attorney General Bob Ferguson:
“AG’s sweep uncovers illegal housing discrimination against veterans”
* Yelm Creek Apts. LLC agrees to change their conduct.
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– “State AG Says Washington Landlords Illegally Refused to Rent to Veterans”
“At least 10 property management companies across Washington State have illegally refused to rent to military veterans who use federal housing vouchers, according to the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.”
“Eight of the 10 companies have signed agreements with the AG’s office. Under those agreements, the companies promise to end policies refusing VASH vouchers, adopt clear anti-discrimination policies, and train their employees in these policies. They will also each pay between $5,000 and $6,500 in fines. The property management companies are: KPS Realty, Domus Urbis, and Country Homes Realty in Spokane; Celski & Associates Inc. in Kennewick, Rowley Properties Inc. in Issaquah; TJ Cline and Welcome Home Properties in Walla Walla; and Yelm Creek Apartments [LLC] in Yelm.”
“‘Veterans are protected from discrimination by Washington law,’ State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement,” by Heidi Groover, The Stranger, Seattle.
– “Area property firms among those ID’ed in discrimination sweep”
“A Yelm property management company was among eight across the state identified in a sweep to crack down on illegal housing discrimination against veterans with disabilities.
Yelm Creek Apartments LLC in Yelm was cited under the Wing Luke Civil Rights Unit Investigation for improperly rejecting Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers. That company and eight others have entered into agreements with the Attorney General’s Office to end their discrimination and consider VASH vouchers as payment,” quoting the Business Examiner.