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Justice Department Issues Policy Statement on the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act
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Justice Department Report on 10th Anniversary of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act
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Multi-Family Housing Access Forum

The Access Forum is intended to assist developers, architects and others understand the FHA's accessibility requirements, and to promote a dialogue between the developers of multi-family housing and persons with disabilities and their advocates. The Division痴 next Access Forum will be held on Tuesday morning, November 16, at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. Read more

Recent Headlines From the Courtroom

Georgia Realtors to Pay $60,000 to Settle Fair Housing Lawsuit
United States v. Georgian Manor, et al. (N.D. Ga.)
Proposed Consent Order Press Release (11/10/10)

United States v. Nieman, et al. (N.D. Iowa)
Summary Complaint

Justice Department Resolves Lawsuit Alleging Familial Status Discrimination in Elko, Nevada
United States v. Lee Enterprises, Inc. Lee Publications, Inc., d/b/a Elko Daily Free Press (D. Nev.)
Proposed Consent Decree Press Release (11/9/10)

Polk County, Florida, Agrees to Pay $400,000 to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
United States v. Polk County, Florida (M.D. Fla.)
Summary Consent Decree Press Release (10/25/10)

Justice Department Obtains $120,000 Settlement in Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Against Indiana Condominium Association
United States v. Autumn Ridge Condominium Association, Inc., et al. (N.D. Ind.)
Summary Consent Decree Press Release (10/22/10)

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination Against Families with Children at Apartment Complex in Longview, Wash.
United States v. Krause, et al. (W.D. Wash.)
Complaint Proposed Consent Order Press Release (10/21/10)

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Resolves Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Developers and Architect of Manhattan Rental Complex
United States v. CVP I, LLC, et al. (S.D.N.Y.)
Summary Consent Decree Notice to Potential Victims Press Release (10/19/10)

Justice Department Files Brief in Support of Continued Construction of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Mosque
Estes, et al. v. Rutherford County Regional Planning Commission, et al. (Chancery Court for Rutherford County, Tennessee) Summary Amicus Brief Press Release (10/18/10)

Justice Department Files Fair Housing Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination at Royal Arms Apartment Complex in Ohio
United States v. Testa Family Enterprises Ltd., LLC (N.D. Ohio)
Summary Complaint Press Release (10/13/10)

Court Finds Shreveport, La., Landlord Denied Housing on the Basis of Race
United States v. Collier, et al. (W.D. La.)
Summary Memorandum Ruling Judgment Press Release (10/1/10)

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Royston, Ga., Public Housing Authority Regarding Race Discrimination in Housing Practices
United States v. Housing Authority of the City of Royston (M.D. Ga.)
Summary Complaint Consent Decree Notice to Potential Victims Press Release (9/27/10)

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Georgia-based Multi Family Housing Developer Alleging Discrimination
United States v. Post Properties (D.D.C.)
Summary Complaint Press Release (9/24/10)

U.S. Sues Bridgeport Couple and Their Realtors for Refusing to Sell Home to African-American Couple
United States v. Sabbia, et al. (N.D. Ill.)
Summary Complaint Press Release (9/20/10)

Justice Department Settles Allegations of Disability Discrimination Against City of Satsuma, Alabama
United States v. City of Satsuma, Alabama (S.D. Ala.)
Summary Consent Decree Press Release (9/17/10)

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Alleging Religious Discrimination Against the City of Walnut, California
United States v. City of Walnut, California (C.D. Cal.)
Summary Complaint Press Release (9/13/10)

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Eastman, Georgia, Public Housing Authority Regarding Race Discrimination in Housing Practices
United States v. Housing Authority of the City of Eastman (S.D. Ga.)
Summary Complaint Consent Decree Press Release (9/7/10)

Justice Department Resolves Discrimination Case Against Flushing, N.Y., Restaurant That Ejected Patrons Because of Religion
United States v. Lucky Joy Restaurant, Inc., and Xiao Rong Wu (in his personal capacity) (E.D.N.Y.)
Summary Complaint Consent Judgment Consent Judgment - Chinese Press Release (8/12/10)

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Alleging Disability-based Housing Discrimination at Louisville, Kentucky, Apartment Complex
United States v. Cogan, et al. (W.D. Ky.)
Summary Complaint Press Release (8/10/10)

Jury Awards $115,000 to Victims of Housing Discrimination
United States v. Peterson, et al. (E.D. Mich.)
Summary Judgment for Plaintiff Press Release (8/6/10)

Justice Department Files Fair Housing Lawsuit Against Dalton Township, Michigan
United States v. Dalton Township, Michigan (W.D. Mich.)
    &nbsp Summary Complaint Press Release (7/28/10)

Justice Department Files Fair Housing Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination at Apartment Complex in Renton, Washington
United States v. Summerhill Place, LLC et al. (W.D. Wa.)
Summary Complaint Press Release (7/16/10)

Justice Department Settles Discrimination Lawsuit Against Pasco County, Florida, Fairgrounds Owner
United States v. Pasco County Fair Association (M.D. Fla.)
Summary Complaint Consent Decree Press Release (7/15/10)

Justice Department Resolves Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Housing Authority
United States v. Fitchburg Housing Authority, et al. (D. Mass.)
Summary Consent Order Press Release (7/6/10)

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Alleging Racial Discrimination at Ann Arbor, Michigan, Michigan Apartment Complex
United States v. Acme Investments, Inc., et al. (E.D. Mich.)
Summary Consent Order Press Release (7/6/10)

Red Wing landlords charged with violating the Fair Housing Act
United States v. Loki Properties (D. Minn.)
Summary Complaint Press Release (6/25/10)

Bloomingdale, Georgia, Landlord to Pay $680,000 to Settle Housing Discrimination Lawsuit
United States v. Morgan, et al. (S.D. Ga.)
Summary Consent Decree Press Release (6/23/10)

Rockland County Village Agrees to Permit ‘Shabbos House’ to Resolve U.S. Civil Rights Suit
United States v. Village of Suffern (S.D.N.Y.)
Summary Consent Decree Press Release (6/17/10)

Justice Department Resolves Housing Discrimination Lawsuit with the City of Columbus, Indiana
United States v. City of Columbus (S.D. Ind.)
Summary Consent Decree Press Release (6/15/10)

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