Strong Defense Of Public Housing Authorities
At Szilagyi & Daly, we have in-depth experience handling the full spectrum of defense work in Connecticut for the Housing Authority Insurance Group, which provides insurance coverage to public housing authorities all over the U.S. Our lawyers regularly defend against claims relating to:
- Fire damage
- Defects on premises
- Employment discrimination and other employment claims
- Defamation claims
- Fair housing discrimination
Because many public housing authorities have their own police departments, we also defend them against lawsuits alleging false arrest, excessive use of force, wrongful death and more. In addition, our law firm handles a considerable amount of work for public housing authorities that are not connected to insurance companies. We both write and review policy for our clients to ensure that they are in compliance with federal law.
Does Your Case Involve A Fair Housing Discrimination Claim?
According to the federal Fair Housing Act, U.S. citizens have a right to the home or apartment of their choice, without a thought to their race, color, religion, sex, origin or disability. The law prohibits any discriminatory actions that deny tenants their right to housing, including being refused rent or purchase, limited on neighborhoods, denied loans or insurance or offered substandard conditions, among other actions.
Fair housing discrimination can occur throughout the housing process, ranging from housing availability to pricing and even insurance. If a tenant has been discriminated against, he or she has the right to file a complaint by contacting the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO). However, not all claims brought against landlords have merit. Without proper representation, landlords may needlessly pay substantial fines.
The attorneys of Szilagyi & Daly are skilled in recognizing frivolous claims and in representing public housing authorities against claims relating to alleged discriminatory action by landlords. In addition, one of our attorneys, Tucker G. McWeeny, has extensive experience working for the CHRO.
To schedule a free initial consultation at our office in Hartford, please call Szilagyi & Daly at 860-541-5502, or contact our firm online.