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ELGART v. PENNSYLVANIA HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION (03/01/72)

decided: March 1, 1972.

ELGART, ET AL.
v.
PENNSYLVANIA HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION



Appeal from the Order of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission in case of David L. Johnson v. Samuel Elgart, Town Residence, Inc. and Apartment Shoppers, Inc., No. H-1449.

COUNSEL

Sigmund H. Steinberg, with him Steinberg, Greenstein, Richman & Price, for appellants.

Stanton W. Kratzok, Assistant General Counsel, with him Roy Yaffe, Assistant Counsel, for appellee.

Judges Wilkinson, Jr., Mencer and Rogers, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge Wilkinson.

Author: Wilkinson

[ 4 Pa. Commw. Page 617]

This is an appeal from an order by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission requiring the appellants and their respective officers, agents and employees to cease and desist discriminating practices in general and requiring affirmative action, here summarized and paraphrased:

(a) Offer the complainant, a black, the first available one-bedroom apartment at 931 Clinton Street, Philadelphia, if he completes an application process and qualifies as to his ability to meet the rent by standards applied to others;

[ 4 Pa. Commw. Page 618]

(b) Instruct all its officers, agents and employees to cease discrimination in the rental of apartments at 931 Clinton Street, Philadelphia, or anywhere else under their control;

(c) Promptly post copies of the Commission's Fair Housing Notice;

(d) Maintain and make available records of all applicants seeking to rent apartments at 931 Clinton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;

(e) "For a period of one year from the date of this Final Order, notify the Commission, within two days, each time a vacancy occurs at premises 931 Clinton Street, Philadelphia." (Verbatim)

(f) Notify the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission within fifteen days of the Final Order of the steps being taken ...


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