COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A fair housing agency hopes Ohio's civil rights commission sides with penalties a judge assessed a landlady accused of discriminating against undercover testers.
The attorney for Helen Grybosky (grih-BOW'-skee) of Conneaut (KAW'-nee-awt) says the Ohio Civil Rights Commission should determine no discrimination occurred because no actual renters were involved.
At issue at the commission's Thursday meeting is a complaint the agency filed in 2009 alleging Grybosky told testers with disability dogs that pets weren't allowed or required an extra deposit.
A second complaint claims the woman told a tester with a child that she could only rent a downstairs unit at a higher cost.
An administrative judge previously upheld the allegations first investigated by Painesville, Ohio-based Fair Housing Resource Center.