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Undercover testers report racial bias at low-income senior housing facility

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A nonprofit watchdog group says Hong Ning House, pictured above, discriminated against applicants because they weren’t Chinese. / Ali Swenson / Phoenix New Times

By Ali Swenson | Phoenix New Times

A Phoenix apartment complex for low-income seniors shooed away prospective residents based on their skin color, according to claims in a federal complaint filed last week by the Southwest Fair Housing Council.

The nonprofit watchdog group says the government-subsidized Hong Ning House, located at 3920 North 24th Avenue, told black and white applicants they probably wouldn’t get accepted as residents because they weren’t Chinese, so they should apply elsewhere. If true, the actions would be against both state and federal law.

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