October 13, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Caroline Peattie, Executive Director, Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California
(415) 483-7552, email@example.com
Julia Howard-Gibbon, Supervising Attorney, Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California
(415) 483-483-7516 firstname.lastname@example.org
Discrimination Lawsuit Alleging Race Discrimination in Home Appraisal Process Settled with AMC
San Rafael, CA – Yesterday, Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California (FHANC), Tenisha Tate-Austin, and
Paul Austin announce that their lawsuit against appraisal management company AMC Links LLC has been resolved
to the mutual satisfaction of each, pursuant to a confidential agreement. The plaintiffs filed the fair housing lawsuit in federal district court alleging housing discrimination due to race in the appraisal process in December 2019. AMC Links denied any wrongdoing.
“We’re pleased to have reached a settlement with AMC Links,” said Caroline Peattie, Executive Director of FHANC. “The resolution was satisfactory for all parties. The case against the appraiser is ongoing, however.”
The other named defendants are Janette Miller, a licensed real estate appraiser; Miller and Perotti Real Estate Appraisals, Inc. The complaint can be found here and the previous press release can be found here.
The Austins and FHANC are represented by counsel Julia Howard-Gibbon of FHANC and Liza Cristol-Deman of Brancart & Brancart.
If you feel you may have been discriminated against in a recent home appraisal, contact FHANC’s office to complete an interview. Contact FHANC at email@example.com or 415-457-5025 x101.
Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California is a non-profit organization serving several Bay Area counties that
provides free counseling, enforcement, mediation, and legal or administrative referrals to persons experiencing
housing discrimination. Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California also offers foreclosure prevention
counseling, pre-purchase education, seminars to help housing providers fully understand fair housing law, and
education programs for tenants and the community at large. Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California is a
HUD-Certified Housing Counseling Agency. Please call Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California at (415)
457-5025 or TDD: (800) 735-2922 for more information. Note: This material is based on work supported by the
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under FHIP PEI Grant FPEI190035. Any opinion,
findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not
necessarily reflect the views of HUD.