On June 7, 2017, the United States, plaintiff/intervenor and defendants entered into a settlement agreement resolving United States v. Dominic Properties, LLC (D. Minn.), a Fair Housing Act election referral from HUD. The defendants include Dominic Carchedi, Dominic Properties, LLC, and Lake City Properties DC, LLC.The complaint, which was filed on June 23, 2016 by the United States Attorney’s Office, alleges that the owners and managers of an apartment complex in Minneapolis, Minnesota violated the Fair Housing Act on the basis of familial status by enacting and enforcing overly restrictive rules limiting children's presence in the hallways and common areas. The settlement agreement requires the defendants to pay $15,000 to the plaintiff/intervenor and her minor children. The agreement also includes a non-discrimination policy, advertising, training and reporting to the United States. 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:
Thursday, June 23, 2016
United States v. Dominic Properties, LLC (D. Minn.)
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
USAO - Minnesota
Updated June 9, 2017