South Florida mom sues housing complex for ultrasound photo demand
9:09 AM, May 9, 2018
1:14 PM, May 9, 2018
MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida woman is suing an affordable housing complex she says refused to renew her lease because she didn't provide an ultrasound image while pregnant.
WPLG-TV reports a lawsuit filed in federal court April 3 says the assistant property manager at Sorrento at Miramar told 26-year-old Tiesha Davis in January that she violated a housing policy. That notification came four months after the now-mother-of-three moved in while four months pregnant.
The lawsuit says Davis was visibly pregnant when she signed her rental agreement.
Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence CEO Keenya Robertson says the ultrasound policy is "intrusive" and a Fair Housing Agreement violation.
The privately owned complex, partially financed by tax dollars, wouldn't comment to the station.
Broward County housing official Ralph Stone says the county will also sue to stop the practice.