WASHINGTON (AP) -- The
U.S. Justice Department has sued a southern Illinois mobile home park, alleging it
violated the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against African-Americans and
families with children.
The lawsuit alleges
owner Lorraine Wallschlaeger and several employees imposed requirements on
African-Americans interested in living at Four Seasons Estates Mobile Home Park
in Effingham they did not impose on white prospective tenants. Among them was
completion of a written application and having their mobile homes inspected
before being accepted into the park.
The lawsuit was filed
Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. It seeks
an end to discrimination and monetary penalties.
has an unlisted telephone and couldn't be reached for comment. A telephone call
to Four Seasons Estates
Park for comment wasn't
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