Housing Barriers

In April 2017, with representation from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee and WilmerHale, the Equal Rights Center (ERC) sued The Lenkin Company Management/ Residential, Inc., which had refused to rent to recipients of Housing Choice Vouchers. As a result, Lenkin agreed to affirmatively market units to Voucher holders, train two employees to serve as Housing Choice Voucher liaisons, undergo extensive fair housing training and civil rights testing, and make a payment to cover damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs. The agreement was a critical step toward breaking down housing barriers that perpetuate segregation.

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