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Property owner settles housing discrimination lawsuit

MAGEE — The U.S. Department of Justice says a Mississippi company will pay a $27,000 settlement in a housing discrimination lawsuit.

M.M. and S. Inc. agreed, according to a press release, to pay $20,000 to a family for refusing to rent a home to them, and a civil penalty of $7,000 to the United States.

The lawsuit alleged that the Magee-based property owner refused to rent to the family because they had four children and engaged in a pattern of discrimination by limiting the number of children that could reside in a home. The occupancy policy affected 23 rental properties in Magee.

U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis, for the Southern District of Mississippi, says the settlement ensures families seeking housing will be treated fairly in the future.

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