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New Jersey landlord accused of religious discrimination

Non-Jewish renters allegedly forced into less desirable units

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a charge of discrimination against the landlord of a Lakewood, N.J., apartment complex and two employees for allegedly attempting to segregate tenants based on their religion, race, color and national origin. HUD alleged that Triple H. Realty LLC, owner of the 104-unit, six-building Cottage Manor Apartments, along with the managing agent and onsite superintendent treated non-Jewish tenants differently than Jewish tenants. Specifically, HUD alleges that non-Jewish Hispanic and African-American tenants were forced to transfer to the buildings located in the rear of the subject property to allow Jewish families to move into the better-kept apartments in the front of the complex. HUD found in its investigation that the managing agent for Triple H. Realty allegedly offered Jewish tenants incentives to relocate to Cottage Manor and instructed the onsite superintendent to ask African-American and Hispanic families living in tw...