United States v. Housing Authority of the City of Anderson, Indiana (S.D. Ind.)

Overview: 

On September 14, 2017, the parties entered a settlement agreement with the Housing Authority of the City of Anderson, Indiana (AHA) in United States v. Housing Authority of the City of Anderson, Indiana (S.D. Ind.). The settlement agreement resolves a complaint, also filed on September 14, 2017, which alleges that the AHA had engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination and/or denial of rights against residents of its public housing units on the basis of sex and disability. As part of the settlement agreement, the AHA agreed to pay $70,000 to compensate the seven victims of discrimination identified during the Division’s investigation. In addition, the AHA has agreed to implement nondiscrimination policies and procedures, provide fair housing training for its employees, refrain from engaging in any prohibited conduct in the future, and make periodic reports to the department confirming compliance.

press release (9/14/17)

Case Open Date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Case Name: 
United States v. Housing Authority of the City of Anderson, Indiana (S.D. Ind.).
Tags: 
Fair Housing Act
FHA
sex
sexual harassment
disability
reasonable accommodation
public housing
1:17-cv-03263-LJM-MJD
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights Division
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
USAO - Indiana, Southern
Updated September 14, 2017