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United States v. Vandelay Group (E.D. Wis.)


On February 22, 2021, the court entered a consent order in United States v. Vandelay Group (E.D. Wis.). The election complaint, which was filed on July 28, 2020, alleged that the owners and operators of a two-story duplex in Milwaukee, Wisconsin violated the Fair Housing Act on the basis of disability by refusing to rent an apartment to the HUD complainants because they made a reasonable accommodation request for an assistance dog.  The consent order requires the defendants to adopt a new reasonable accommodation policy, obtain fair housing training, and pay $27,500 in damages to the HUD complainants. 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
Case Name
United States v. Vandelay Group (E.D. Wis.)
Civil Rights
  • 2:20-cv-01160-NJ
  • Fair Housing Act
  • FHA
  • disability
  • HUD
  • assistance dog
  • emotional support animal
  • reasonable accommodation
Industry Code(s)
  • None
Updated March 2, 2021