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United States v. Midtown Motel (W.D.N.Y.)


On February 8, 2022, the court entered a consent order in United States v. Midtown Motel (W.D.N.Y.).  The complaint, which was filed on November 5, 2020, alleged that the owners and operators of a building with eleven efficiency units in Dansville, New York discriminated on the basis of disability in violation of the Fair Housing Act by refusing to allow the complainant to live at the property with her assistance animal.  The consent order requires the defendants to pay the complainant $30,000 in damages and comply with standard injunctive provisions. The case was referred to the Division after the Department of Housing and Urban Development received a complaint, conducted an investigation, and issued a charge of discrimination.

Case Open Date
Case Name
United States v. Midtown Motel (W.D.N.Y.)
Civil Rights
  • civil rights
  • department of justice
  • Western District of New York
  • Fair Housing Act
  • FHA
  • disability
  • HUD
  • election
  • assistance animal
  • reasonable accommodation
Industry Code(s)
  • None
Updated February 14, 2022