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NOTICE TO POTENTIAL VICTIMS OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

On January 29, 2010, the United States District Court for Southern District of Iowa entered a consent order resolving litigation brought by the United States Department of Justice involving the following apartments and condominiums: Jersey Ridge Manor
&
Kimberly Ridge Manor

The lawsuit alleges that the ground floor units and the common use areas (e.g., sidewalks, parking areas, etc.) at these apartments are not accessible to individuals with disabilities. As part of the Consent Order, the Defendants have agreed to retrofit the ground floor units and the common use areas at these complexes to comply with the Fair Housing Act.

The Consent Order also establishes a Settlement Fund to compensate persons who have been harmed as a result of this discrimination at any of the above-named complexes. You or members of your family may be qualified to recover from the Settlement Fund if you or members of your family:

  • were discouraged from living at any of the above-named complexes because of the lack of accessible features of the apartment or the complex;
  • rented an apartment but were unable to use, or had difficulties using, portions of your apartment or the complex because they were not accessible (including the inability to have visitors who have disabilities);
  • paid to have any portion of your apartment or the complex modified to be more accessible;

    If you wish to make a claim for discrimination on the basis of disability, or if you have any information about persons who may have such a claim, please contact the United States Department of Justice at 1-800-896-7743. You may also write to:

    United States Department of Justice
    Civil Rights Division
    Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
    950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. - G Street
    Washington, D.C. 20530
    Attn: DJ 175-69-42 You must call or write before July 28, 2010, and your message or letter must include your name, address, and, if possible, at least TWO telephone numbers where you may be reached.
  • General Information Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
     
    Leadership
    Steven H. Rosenbaum
    Chief
    Contact
    Housing & Civil
    Enforcement Section
    (202) 514-4713
    TTY - 202-305-1882
    FAX - (202) 514-1116
    To Report an Incident of Housing Discrimination:
    1-800-896-7743
    Mailing Contact
    U.S. Department of Justice
    Civil Rights Division
    950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
    Housing and Civil Enforcement Section, NWB
    Washington, D.C. 20530

    Email: fairhousing@usdoj.gov

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