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United States v. Ginsburg Development, LLC (S.D.N.Y.)


On April 12, 2018, the United States entered into a settlement agreement resolving United States v. Ginsburg Development, LLC (S.D.N.Y.). The complaint, which was filed on September 19, 2016, by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York alleged the defendants violated the Fair Housing Act when they failed to design and construct two properties in Rockland County so that they were accessible and usable by persons with disabilities. Under the terms of the settlement, Ginsburg Development agreed to make retrofits to two apartment complexes in Haverstraw, New York, the Riverside and the Parkside, which together contain more than 200 rental units, in order to make them more accessible to individuals with disabilities. Ginsburg Development also committed to establish procedures to ensure that its future residential development projects will comply with the accessibility requirements of the FHA. Additionally, the settlement required Ginsburg Development to provide up to $125,000 to compensate aggrieved persons, and to pay a civil penalty of $50,000. Previously, on September 28, 2016, the United States obtained in this lawsuit a court-ordered preliminary injunction on consent that required Ginsburg Development to ensure accessibility at four Westchester rental complexes then under development – Saw Mill Lofts in Hastings-on-Hudson, Harbor Square Crossings in Ossining, and River Tides and 1177 Warburton Avenue in Yonkers.

Press Release (4/13/18)
Press Release (9/28/16)

Case Open Date
Case Name
United States v. Ginsburg Development, LLC (S.D.N.Y.)
Civil Rights
  • Fair Housing Act
  • disability
  • design and construct
  • persons with disabilities
  • accessibility
  • accessible
  • Multi-family housing
  • apartment
  • Westchester
  • usable
Industry Code(s)
  • None
Updated October 31, 2022