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Wright v Eastwood Terrace Apartments

#W95-92 | Location: Ypsilanti | Court Level: State | Settlement: $1,800

Categories: Race, Rental
Tags: African American, Black, Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act

Margaret Wright filed a race discrimination suit against Eastwood Terrace Apartments. Wright, an African-American woman, contacted the Fair Housing Center of Washtenaw County in August of 1995 with a complaint of race discrimination against the complex located in Ypsilanti Township.

In her complaint to the Fair Housing Center Wright stated that she believed she was being given false and incomplete information about the availability of units. Testing conducted by the Fair Housing Center supports Wright’s charge of discrimination based on race. Ms. Wright moved into Eastwood Terrace after new staff took over for manager Louise Pearson. FHC-Washtenaw Cooperating Attorney Steven Reed filed suit on behalf of Wright in Washtenaw County Circuit court. The suit alleges violations of the Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. The case was assigned to Judge Karl V. Fink.

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