NOTICE TO POTENTIAL VICTIMS OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
BECAUSE OF RACE OR COLOR AT ROYSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY COMPLEXES
On September 29, 2010, the Royston Housing Authority settled a lawsuit brought by the United States. That lawsuit is called the United States v. Housing Authority of the City of Royston, et. al., Civil Action No. 10-cv-75, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. In that lawsuit, the United States claimed that the Royston Housing Authority violated the federal Fair Housing Act because it discriminated on the basis of race or color against tenants at Roystonâ€™s housing complexes.
There is now a court orderin place (called a consent decree ) which provides relief for current or former tenants of Royston Housing Authority. For example, if the Royston Housing Authority assigned you or transferred you to a particular housing complex because of your race or color, you may be able to transfer to another unit at another complex.
In addition, you may be able to receive money to compensate you if the Royston Housing Authority denied you a rental unit because of your race or color, or denied you a rental at a particular complex because of your race or color. You may also qualify to receive money if the Royston Housing Authority delayed in giving you a rental unit because of your race or color or refused to transfer you because of your race or color.
If you believe you have been discriminated against because of race or color
in connection with the Royston Housing Authority, please contact the United States Department of Justice at: 1-800-896-7743, mailbox 96.
You may also write to:
United States Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
950 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. -G St
Washington, DC 20530
Attn: DJ# 175-19M-91
You must call or write on or before 120 days from the entry of the Consent Decree on September 29, 2010, and your message or letter must include your name, address, and, if possible, at least TWO telephone numbers or email addresses where you may be reached.