United States v. Tel-Clinton Trailer Courts, Inc. (E.D. Mich.)
NOTICE TO POTENTIAL VICTIMS OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF FAMILIAL STATUS (HAVING CHILDREN UNDER AGE 18) AT SHAMROCK VILLAGE MOBILE HOME PARK IN MONROE, MI.
On July 13, 2011, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan entered a Consent Order resolving a housing discrimination lawsuit brought by the United States against Tel Clinton Trailer Courts, Inc., d/b/a Shamrock Village Mobile Home Park, Eugene J. Ponzio, and Mildred E. Wampler. The lawsuit alleged that Defendants engaged in a pattern or practice of housing discrimination based on familial status (having children under age 18) at Shamrock Village Mobile Home Park, located at 1811 N. Telegraph Road in Monroe, Michigan, in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act.
Under the Consent Order, a Settlement Fund has been established to compensate persons whose rights may have been violated by the Defendants listed above. You may qualify to recover from this Settlement Fund if:
1. you asked about, applied for, or actually rented a lot, or you asked about, applied for, or actually rented, purchased, or financed a mobile home unit at Shamrock Village Mobile Home Park, and
2. one or more of the following is true:
a. you were denied an opportunity to rent a lot or to rent, purchase, or finance a mobile home unit because you or someone who would have lived with you had one or more children under the age of 18;
b. you were told that Shamrock Village Mobile Home Park did not accept or was not suitable for children;
c. you were not informed of or offered all available units or lots because you or someone who would have lived with you had one or more children under the age of 18;
d. you were charged extra fees because you had children in your household; and/or
e. you were otherwise discriminated against in connection with your residency at or attempt to rent a lot or rent, purchase, or finance a mobile home unit at Shamrock Village Mobile Home Park because you or someone who would have lived with you had one or more children under the age of 18.
If you believe you have been discriminated against because of familial status in connection with Shamrock Village Mobile Home Park, please contact the United States Department of Justice later than November 10, 2011, at:
mailbox number 9993, or (313) 226-9151.
You may also write to the Department of Justice by e-mail at email@example.com or by mail at the following address:
United States Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
950 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. B NWB
Washington, DC 20530
Attn: DJ# 175-37-356
Your message or letter must include your name, address, and, if possible, at least TWO telephone numbers where you may be reached.