On November 20, 2018, the United States and Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. and Mid-America Apartments, L.P., executed a settlement agreement. The settlement resolves the United States’ complaint (initially filed against Post Apartment Homes, et. al.) on September 23, 2010, that the defendants had violated the design and construction requirements under the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act at fifty properties located in six states and the District of Columbia. The parties settled for $11.3 million. From this amount, they agreed to allocate $8.7 million to retrofit 36 properties that MAA owns; $25,000 to modify units requested by individuals living in 14 properties that MAA does not own; $175,000 to pay victims; and $2.4 million toward retrofits that defendants made at some of the properties after suit had been brought. The defendants are required to pay for the fees and expenses of a neutral planner who will develop retrofit plans for the properties, and a neutral inspector who will conduct inspections of the properties after the retrofits are made. The defendants also agreed to undergo training and to hire an accessibility consultant to evaluate plans for any new properties for compliance with the FHA and ADA.
Case Open Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
•United States v. Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. and Mid-America Apartments, L.P., formerly Post Apartments (D.D.C.)
Civil Rights Division
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Updated November 29, 2018