United States V. Enclave Development, L.L.C., Et Al., (E.D. Mich.)


On September 28, 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 the owner, architect, civil engineer and designer of The Enclave Apartments. The lawsuit alleges that the apartment units are not accessible to handicapped persons, particularly persons who use wheelchairs, in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act. In particular, the lawsuit alleges that there are steps leading to each front entrance (making it impossible for wheelchair users to enter the apartments) and that some of the bathrooms are designed in a way that makes them difficult for wheelchair users to enter and use.

The Consent Order establishes a Settlement Fund to compensate persons who have been harmed as a result of the inaccessibility of the Enclave Apartments. You or members of your family, or your friends, may be qualified to recover from the Settlement Fund if you (or members of your family or your friends):

  • were discouraged from living at the Enclave Apartments because of the inaccessibility problems; or
  • were inconvenienced while living at the Enclave Apartments by the inaccessibility problems.
  • If you believe you have been harmed because of the inaccessibility problems at the Enclave Apartments, or if you have information about someone else who may have been harmed, please contact the United States Department of Justice at:

    Mailbox Number 95

    You may also write to:

    You must call or write on or before March 21, 2012, and your message or letter must include your name, address and, if possible, at least two telephone numbers where you may be reached.


    Updated August 6, 2015