Ypsi: Housing

The Detroit News reports that a federal judge has harshly criticized the U.S. Justice Department’s handling of a fair housing case filed against landlords in Ypsilanti. From the report: “U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff accused federal agents of lying and trying to entrap a husband and wife who own a 13-unit apartment complex and who were accused of discriminating against renters with children. The couple has repeatedly said they don’t rent to people with children because the complex lacks a play area and it is dangerous to play in an adjacent parking lot. Zatkoff rejected a consent order reached between the U.S. Attorney’s Office and apartment complex owners Gerald and Shirley Brown. The consent order would have resolved the civil case against the couple and imposed ‘non-sensible regulations on the couple,’ the judge wrote.” [Source]