On September 1, 2016, the court entered a consent decree in United States v. Parkside East, Inc. (E.D. Mich.). The pattern or practice complaint, filed on November 19, 2015, alleged the owners and manager of seven complexes located in Michigan violated the Fair Housing Act on the basis of familial status by prohibiting families with children from renting one-bedroom units. Those complexes include: Parkside East Apartments in East Lansing, Michigan; Holt Manor Apartments and C and H Apartments in Holt, Michigan; Kelly Manor Apartments in Owosso, Michigan; Camelot Apartments in Lansing, Michigan; Pine Cove Apartments in DeWitt, Michigan; and Park Place Apartments in Williamston, Michigan. Under the terms of the consent decree, which still must be approved by the court, the defendants will establish a settlement fund of $20,000 to compensate victims, pay $5,000 in civil penalties to the United States, eliminate the restrictions on children, and provide training on the Fair Housing to their staff. The allegations were based on evidence generated by the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan. This case was handled jointly by the Civil Rights Division’s Housing and Civil Enforcement Section and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices of the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.
Case Open Date:
Thursday, November 19, 2015
United States v. Parkside East, Inc. (E.D. Mich.)
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Updated September 2, 2016