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California landlords are fined $8,000 by HUD for racist rental practices
by Lynda Carson (tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com)
Wednesday May 16th, 2018 11:51 PM
Despite doing business in California, and being fined $8,000 for being involved in racist rental practices, records with the Bureau of Real Estate reveal that the status of the real estate license for Macbeth Apartment Services Inc., is expired and according to records with the Secretary of State their corporation status has been suspended!
California landlords are fined $8,000 by HUD for racist rental practices

By Lynda Carson - May 16, 2018

Property managers at Sierra Vista Apartments and Grand Oaks Apartments in Lake Elsinore, California, have been fined $8,000 by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) after facing complaints of discrimination filed by the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County.

Grand Oaks Apartment LLC, Sierra Vista Apartments LLC, including Genesis Strickler and Nelly De Leon of Lake Elsinore, and MacBeth Apartment Systems Inc., are facing an $8,000 fine and additional penalties after allegedly refusing to rent to individuals with a prior criminal history, and citing different terms and conditions to testers based on their race and national origin. Additionally, the accused misrepresented the availability of apartments to testers based on their race and national origin.

Despite doing business in California, and being fined $8,000 for being involved in racist rental practices, records with the Bureau of Real Estate reveal that the status of the real estate license for Macbeth Apartment Services Inc., is expired and according to records with the Secretary of State their corporation status has been suspended.

The address/location for Macbeth Apartment Services Inc., is the same for CTM Apartment Services.

The website for CTM Apartment Services, claims that Charles Macbeth and Dirk Needham started CTM with a small portfolio of 113 units covering and specializing in San Diego County.

According to the Bureau of Real Estate, Dirk Hans Needham has a brokers license, and according to the Institute of Real Estate Management, Dirk Needham is a board member of the institute.

Regarding the $8,000 fine and other agreements in the HUD conciliation agreement it mentions that respondents agree that Dirk Needham is duly authorized to act, and will sign the agreement on behalf of Macbeth Apartment Systems, Inc., Genesis Strickler and Nelly De Leon.

Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com

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