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Grieb v. Bently

#W21-037 | Location: Milan | Court Level: Federal | Settlement: Non-disclosed

Categories: Familial Status, Rental
Tags: Children

Andrea Grieb contacted the FHC to report that she was denied an apartment because she had a child. Ms. Grieb responded to an online ad advertising the apartment. After asking Ms. Grieb to describe her family situation, the owner responded in part by writing, “I have always been leery of renting either of the upstairs apartments to anyone with children.” The owner cited concerns including the stairs and the noise that children make.

Testing also supported Ms. Grieb’s claim of discrimination based on familial status. The case was filed on May 26, 2021 by Cooperating Attorney Francyne Stacey. The case was assigned to the Honorable Sean F. Cox in the Eastern District Court of Michigan.

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