On September 12, 2016, the court entered a consent decree in United States v. Hillside Park Real Estate, LLC (N.D.N.Y.), a Fair Housing Act election referral. The complaint, which was filed on September 8, 2016, alleged that the defendants violated the Fair Housing Act on the basis of disability when they denied a reasonable accommodation to allow a tenant to have an emotional support animal. The consent decree provides injunctive relief enjoining future acts of discrimination, requires the defendants to attend fair housing training and change their policies to provide for reasonable accommodations, and awards $9,000 in monetary compensation to the complainant. 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.