Pullman Landlord Accused Of Housing Discrimination Settles Case With Federal Government

A Pullman landlord accused of housing discrimination has resolved his case with the federal government.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Spokane announced the resolution of their case against Ed L. Christensen in a press release issued on Tuesday.  An investigation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development found that Christensen threatened to fine and evict a disabled mother and her son for having an assistance animal in their apartment.

Under the terms of a consent decree approved in federal court, Christensen is required to pay the victims 13,000 dollars.  He is also required to undergo training, adopt a nondiscrimination policy, keep records, and submit to monitoring for 3 years.