Filed Date: June 3, 1991
Closed Date: Jan. 28, 2008
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On June 3, 1991, plaintiffs brought this action under the Fair Housing Act. Plaintiffs alleged a housing demolition and replacement plan for the former Elm Haven high-rises in New Haven was being carried out in violation of the Fair Housing Act and HUD siting requirements, as the local housing authority began to locate replacement housing in segregated neighborhoods.
The Court approved the parties' settlement agreement in July 1995. The settlement consisted of two primary elements: 1) a scattered-site housing remedy, requiring defendants to place all of the remaining replacement housing units outside areas of minority concentration within the city, and 2) a regional housing mobility program, including approximately 450 new Section 8 certificates earmarked for use outside areas of minority concentration, including the New Haven suburbs, along with a HUD-funded mobility counseling program to be administered by a local non-profit agency. The settlement also included a variety of related fair housing provisions.
Several years later, the plaintiffs entered into a separate settlement with the City of New Haven. In it, the City promised to create a "regional housing mobility counseling program" to help low income residents find housing outside of high poverty areas, to conduct fair housing testing, create a fair housing plan, and to cooperate with HUD to implement that agency's earlier settlement. The court approved this settlement on June 1, 1999.
In 2006, the plaintiffs sued both HUD and the City to enforce the 1995 settlement, alleging failure to complete 30 housing units. In December 2007, the motion was terminated and the parties filed a stipulation and agreement resolving their issues. No information is available regarding this agreement.
There has been no action in this case since 2008.
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Barbato, Linsley J. (Connecticut)
Baxter, Felix (District of Columbia)
Bell, Aileen M. (Connecticut)
Berchem, Jonathan David (Connecticut)
Brigham, Christopher L. (Connecticut)
Covello, Alfred V. (Connecticut)
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State / Territory: Connecticut
Filing Date: June 3, 1991
Closing Date: Jan. 28, 2008
Case Ongoing: No
Individuals discriminated against in public housing.
Public Interest Lawyer: Yes
Filed Pro Se: No
Class Action Sought: Yes
Class Action Outcome: Mooted before ruling
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Prevailing Party: Plaintiff
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