Fair Housing Agreement

Several cases that we have filed or resolved recently illustrate our efforts to ensure the availability of housing opportunities guaranteed by the Fair Housing Act. (1) Complaint and comparison documents for cases dealt with in the text, as well as other cases handled by the Department of Housing, are available on the Department of Housing`s website at www.justice.gov/crt/about/hce/caselist.php. On July 18, 2017, the U.S. Department of Public Prosecution Service entered into a settlement agreement that terminated United States v. Trump Village Section IV Inc. (E.D.N.Y.). The complaint filed on December 23, 2015 claimed that a housing co-operative in Brooklyn, New York, denied three residents, including an Army combat veteran with PTSD, to live with their emotional assistance dogs and then defend themselves against them for exercising their fair residency rights. The transaction agreement provides for a total of $40,000 for the three families and a civil fine of $10,000. For the asylum seeker: You have the right to expect that you will have housing without discrimination or other restrictions because of race, skin colour, religion, sex, disability, family status or national origin. The City of Colorado City ( D. Ariz.) adopted a decision that accepted the jury`s findings that the City of Colorado City and the City of Hildale practiced a pattern or practice of police misconduct and housing discrimination for decades. The court ordered significant discharges, including the requirement for defendants to revise marshal`s policy, adopt new internal affairs and recruitment practices, hire two new officers, recruit both a police officer and mentor for the chief of police, organize civil rights training, review numerous municipal policies and procedures, and divide the country in Colorado City.

The court will appoint a monitor to monitor compliance and report to the Department of Justice and the court. On April 19, 2016, the court reached a settlement agreement that replaced the monetary aspects of the U.S. claim under the Fair Housing Act and provides $1,435,000 in damages for nine victims and $165,000 in civil penalties. On March 7, 2016, a federal jury in Phoenix issued a ruling finding that the cities of Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah, and their common water company were systematically discriminated against on the basis of religion against non-members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) in providing housing, procurement and policing services, in violation of the Fair Housing Act. Jurors also issued an advisory judgment on the Department of Justice`s claims under Section 14141 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act.