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United States v. Avatar Properties, Inc. (D. N.H.)

Overview: 

On May 3, 2016, the court entered a consent decree in United States v. Avatar Properties, Inc. (D. N.H.), a HUD election case.  The complaint, filed on November 10, 2014, alleged that the defendants violated the Fair Housing Act on the basis of disability when they denied a resident with a spinal cord injury a reasonable accommodation by refusing to assign him an accessible parking space.  The consent decree requires the defendants to pay $25,000 to the HUD complainant, to adopt a reasonable accommodation policy and to obtain fair housing training. The case was referred to the Division after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) received a complaint, conducted an investigation, and issued a charge of discrimination.

Case Open Date: 
Monday, November 10, 2014
Case Name: 
United States v. Avatar Properties, Inc. (D. N.H.)
Topic: 
Civil Rights
Tags: 
Fair Housing Act
FHA
Midridge Condominium Association
Richard Morway
Stacey Diodati
disability
reasonable accommodation
hud election
parking
accessible parking space
vehicle
car
1:14-cv-00502-AJ
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Updated January 30, 2017