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United States v. The Pendergraph Companies, LLC, et al. (E.D.N.C)


On October 18, 2021, the court entered a consent order in United States v. The Pendergraph Companies, LLC, et al. (E.D.N.C).  The complaint, which was filed on September 30, 2021, alleged that Defendants – the owners, developers and builders of multifamily housing developments in North Carolina and South Carolina - have discriminated against persons with disabilities in violation of the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to design and construct covered multifamily dwellings in a manner that makes them accessible to persons with disabilities.  The consent order requires the defendants to make extensive retrofits to remove accessibility barriers in housing units and common areas at the 6 subject properties and at 40 additional properties, pay all costs related to the retrofits, pay $275,000 into a settlement fund to compensate individuals harmed by the inaccessible housing, and pay a civil penalty of $25,000 to the United States.  The settlement also requires the defendants to receive training about the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and to take steps to ensure that their future multifamily housing construction complies with those laws. 

Press Release (9/30/2021)

Case Open Date
Case Name
United States v. Pendergraph Companies, LLC, et al. (E.D.N.C) -
Civil Rights
  • 5:21-cv-00400-BO; Fair Housing Act; Americans with Disabilities Act; Low-Income Housing Tax Credits; multifamily housing; elderly persons; design; construction; Lanier Pointe LLC; Azalea Gardens; Cottages at Azalea; Manor Ridge; Millers Ridge
Industry Code(s)
  • None
Updated January 26, 2024