- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing a Rapid City apartment landlord of discrimination for allegedly favoring a male renter over a single woman and her teenage daughter.

Landlord Amie Kelly faces an administrative charge of discrimination based on gender and familial status. HUD alleges that the woman and her daughter were forced to find more expensive housing.

Kelly declined to comment to the Rapid City Journal (https://bit.ly/2dvcfzr ) on the advice of her attorney.

The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing providers from denying or limiting housing to people based on gender or because they have children. Kelly’s case is now before a HUD administrative law judge. It could be moved to federal district court or settled out of court.

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Information from: Rapid City Journal, https://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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