The US Justice Department last October announced the Sex Harassment Initiative to combat sexual harassment of tenants, proclaiming that “No woman should be made to feel unsafe in her own home.”
Two months later the Justice Dept. filed a lawsuit against a Kansas landlord on allegations he sexually harassed tenants. The sexual harassment lawsuit is based on allegations that the landlord made unwelcome advances and comments, engaged in unwanted sexual touching, and evicted tenants who refused his sexual conduct. Two tenants had previously made these allegations in a Housing and Urban Development complaint.
The Justice Depart. claims that it in 2017 it recovered over $1 million for sexual harassment victims in housing.
Consult with an attorney if you have questions about laws against sexual harassment of tenants.