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United States v. Artimus Construction, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.)


On April 7, 2023, the United States Attorney’s Office entered into a settlement agreement resolving the allegations in United States v. Artimus Construction, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.).  The complaint, filed on April 3, 2023, alleges that Artimus Construction, Inc. (“Artimus”), a Manhattan-based developer, violated the Fair Housing Act’s accessible design and construction requirements, 42 U.S.C. § 3604(f)(3)(C), in designing and constructing two rental complexes in Manhattan — Chelsea Park and Susan’s Court — which have numerous inaccessible conditions. The settlement stipulation resolves the United States’ allegations and requires the defendant to make retrofits to remove accessibility barriers in housing units and common areas at the two subject properties and at additional properties, pay at least $75,000 into a settlement fund to compensate individuals harmed by the inaccessible housing, and pay a civil penalty of $5,000 to the United States. The settlement also requires the defendant to receive training about the design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act and to take steps to ensure that any future covered multifamily housing construction complies with those laws.

Press Release (4/7/2023)

Case Open Date
Case Name
United States v. Artimus Construction, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968; Fair Housing Act; FHA; lounge; gym; laundry rooms; play areas; eight-story; residential apartment; storage spaces; accessibility; design and construction; wheelchairs
  • Fair Housing Act
Industry Code(s)
  • None
Updated June 30, 2023