- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

EDMONDS, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department is suing the landlord of three apartment buildings north of Seattle, alleging she and her rental firms refused to rent apartments to people with children.

The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/7fVcxl ) the lawsuit filed Friday contends Fair Housing Act violations happened at three buildings in Edmonds managed by Debby A. Appleby.

The housing act prohibits landlords from denying apartments to families just because they have children.

Appleby controls three limited-liability corporations that own the buildings and that are also named as defendants. She hasn’t returned a call for comment.

The suit alleges that in March 2014, Appleby told a woman seeking an apartment for herself, her husband and their 1-year-old child that the rental properties were “adult only” and not available to her family.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com


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