Nov 10, 2016 1:27 PM
KEENE — A Keene landlord is being charged with violating the Fair Housing Act after refusing to rent to a family with two children.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development claims that Allan R. Saari discriminated against the family by not renting an apartment in West Keene to them last February, according to The Union Leader.
The family allegedly responded to a newspaper ad for a "huge" apartment with a garage that was available for rent for $950 a month, the UL reports.
When the family showed interest, Saari allegedly told the woman that he was not interesting in renting to anyone with children due to previous issues with a family being too loud. Under federal law, it is illegal to refuse to rent to someone because of familial status.
New Hampshire Legal Assistance’s Fair Housing Project picked up the issue social media after the family posted about it. Asaari allegedly told the NHLA that the previous family was "white trash" and "made a mess."
The charge will be heard by a federal administrative law judge.
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