United States v. Kips Bay Towers Condominium, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.)

Overview: 

On February 28, 2018, the United States Attorney's Office entered into a settlement agreement resolving the allegations in United States v. Kips Bay Towers Condominium, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.). The complaint, which was filed on January 18, 2017, alleged that a condominium board in New York City violated the Fair Housing Act on the basis of disability by refusing to allow three residents with psychiatric disabilities to live with emotional support dogs in their units.  The settlement agreement requires Kips Bay to pay a total of $125,000 in damages and civil penalties and to adopt a new reasonable accommodation policy. 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: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Case Name: 
United States v. Kips Bay Towers Condominium, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.)
Topic: 
Civil Rights
Tags: 
Fair Housing Act
FHA
disability
reasonable accommodation
emotional support animal
HUD
election
pattern or practice
New York
1:17-cv-00361
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Updated March 9, 2018