On March 2, 2017, the court entered a consent order in United States v. Trumbull Housing Authority (N.D. Ohio). The complaint, which was filed on January 13, 2017, by the United States Attorney’s Office alleged that that defendant violated the Fair Housing Act on the basis of disability when it refused to make a reasonable accommodation to its practice of not approving the transfer of the Section 8 subsidy to a different unit for at least a year after the unit has passed inspection. The consent order provides for injunctive relief only. The complainants rejected the monetary settlement that had been negotiated by the United States Attorney and the complainants’ former attorney. The complainants have intervened and will pursue their claims for monetary relief separately. The case was referred to the Division after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) received a complaint, conducted an investigation, and issued a charge of discrimination.
Case Open Date:
Friday, January 13, 2017
United States v. Trumbull Housing Authority (N.D. Ohio)
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
USAO - Ohio, Northern
Updated March 3, 2017