Anaheim Muslims Sue Over Housing Discrimination

September 24, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times,1,1410694.story?ctrack=1&cset=true

On September 24, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Seven Muslim families filed a lawsuit Friday alleging religious and housing discrimination at an Anaheim apartment complex. The suit alleges that the owner and the manager of Chaumont Villas refused to make repairs to apartments, don't allow Muslim children to play in public areas and have harassed Muslim families because of their faith. The suit was announced at a news conference... attended by several tenants and representatives of the Southern California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations... In June, the dispute escalated when [one tenant of the apartment complex] circulated a petition seeking a new manager and asking for repairs to units, including fixing rusted plumbing and peeling paint. It was signed by two dozen Muslim and non-Muslim tenants at the 61-unit complex."