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United States v. City of Fort Worth (N.D. Tex.)


On March 7, 2016, the court entered a consent decree in United States v. City of Fort Worth (N.D. Tex.), a case alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in violation of  the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act based on the City’s failure to grant a reasonable accommodation to Ebby’s Place, a group home for persons recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. The complaint, filed on February 22, 2015, originated as a HUD referral.  The consent decree requires the City to pay $135,000 to the sober home in monetary relief and a $10,000 civil penalty.  The City also agreed to standard injunctive relief, including fair housing training and reporting during of the consent decree, and passed a City ordinance adopting a reasonable accommodation policy. 

Case Open Date
Case Name
United States v. City of Fort Worth (N.D. Tex.)
  • Fair Housing Act
  • FHA
  • americans with disabilities act
  • ada
  • disability
  • reasonable accommodation
  • group home
  • zoning
  • ordinance
  • alcohol. Substance abuse
  • addiction
  • HUD
  • Ebby’s Place
  • Case 4:15-cv-00304-O
Industry Code(s)
  • None
Updated April 7, 2016