Alissa Schwabb rents a condominium at Pattengill Condominiums in Ann Arbor. Schwabb went to the City of Ann Arbor Human Rights Department to report harassment and an eviction based on familial status. Schwabb lives with her three children ages eight, eleven, and thirteen. The Ann Arbor Human Rights Department staff conducted an investigation and referred the case to the Fair Housing Center.
Cooperating Attorney Richard McHugh and co-counsel Michael Gatti, from Legal Services of Southeastern Michigan are defending Schwabb in the eviction proceedings and have filed a counterclaim in Washtenaw County Circuit Court alleging violations of the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. The complex is managed by Charles Reinhart Company. Schwabb is suing Reinhart along with the Pattengill Condominium Association Board President, a Board member and a resident. The eviction case and the fair housing claim have been consolidated and are assigned to Judge William Shelton.
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