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United States v. Williams (S.D. Ill.)


On August 31, 2015, the court entered consent order in United States v. Williams (S.D. Ill.), resolving a case alleging that Williams Trailer Court, located in Marion, Ill., engaged in a pattern or practice of discriminating against African Americans and families with children. The complaint, filed on August 5, 2015, alleged that the defendants violated the Federal Fair Housing Act by falsely informing African American apartment seekers that there were no mobile homes available and unlawfully discouraging people with children from living in the mobile home park.  This case was based on evidence developed through the Division's Fair Housing Testing Program. The consent order, which has a three-year term, requires defendants to create a $45,000 settlement fund for aggrieved persons, requires defendants to pay $30,000 to the government as a civil penalty, and provides for extensive injunctive relief, including mandatory fair housing training and implementation of non-discrimination policies and procedures.

Case Open Date
Case Name
United States v. Williams (S.D. Ill.)
  • Fair Housing Act
  • FHA
  • Lyle Williams
  • Kyle Williams
  • David Williams
  • testing
  • 15-CV-00859
  • race
  • african american
  • familial status
  • families with children
  • pattern or practice
  • mobile home
  • Marion Illinois
Industry Code(s)
  • None
Updated October 1, 2015