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AG Cites Local Development Company over Denial of Housing

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has cited a Buffalo area development company for denying housing to potential tenants who receive government assistance.

Cuomo says Williamsville-based Clover Management violated fair housing laws when it did not allow recipients of government housing subsidies under Section 8 to move into the firm's Camelot Court Apartments in Buffalo.

"To deny housing to those who receive government assistance is inexcusable," said Attorney General Cuomo. "There must be an equal playing field. Low-income families have just as much right to have a roof over their head as those with more money."

As part of its settlement with the attorney general's office, Clover Management agreed to pay $10,000 which will be used to publicize anti-discrimination laws. The company will also reserve 20 units at Camelot Court in the University District for use by tenants who are receiving government subsidies.