United States v. Mills Construction Company, Inc., et al. (E.D.N.C.)
On October 26, 2021, the court entered a consent order in United States v. Mills Construction Company, Inc., et al. (E.D.N.C.). The complaint, filed on September 28, 2021, alleged that Mills Construction Company, Inc. and six related owners and developers discriminated against persons with disabilities by failing to design and construct North Carolina multifamily apartment complexes that are accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, the United States’ complaint allege that Defendants violated the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act by designing and/or constructing 38 properties funded with Low Income Housing Tax Credits without the required accessibility features. The consent order requires Defendants to make extensive retrofits to remove accessibility barriers at the apartment complexes, pay $225,000 into a settlement fund to compensate individuals harmed by the inaccessible housing, and pay $50,000 to the United States.