In an article released by MLIVE.com, Legal Aid of West Michigan filed two lawsuits in U.S. District Court alleged that Live Downtown Grand Rapids discriminated against two African-American women who both tried to get an apartment.

Allegations include the company's excessive and restrictive policies for reviewing applicants for tenancy and their eviction processes. The properties mentioned were 101 South Division Lofts and 20 Fulton East. Both received federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits which provide a financial incentive to operate rental housing for low-income tenants.

Article: https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2019/08/two-fair-housing-lawsuits-target-live-downtown-grand-rapids.html?fbclid=IwAR2qAov4qJcMA9WEzRkJz4jodVckCfRAcvizEYFMVqoPDvMJlyy3HLrfHvA