The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) has ended an unlawful discrimination lawsuit against an apartment complex in northeast Portland.
The lawsuit claimed the owners and operators of the Fantasy Apartments, now Skylark Apartments, would not allow a 9-year-old boy with depression and anxiety disorders to have a companion dog, even with a doctor's recommendation.
The settlement agreement includes a $75,000 monetary payment. The apartment staff must now undergo new training and monitoring by the state Civil Rights Division at BOLI.
BOLI enforces the federal fair housing law, protecting access to free housing free from discrimination. The organization investigates more than 100 fair housing complaints every year from around the state.
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