Case: Sanders v. HUD

2:88-cv-01261 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: June 3, 1988

Closed Date: Jan. 28, 2005

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Case Summary

In 1988, public housing residents and applicants filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Allegheny County, the Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA), and the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (“RAAC”).  The plaintiffs were represented by attorneys from the Neighborhood Legal Services Association of Pittsburgh and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Und…

In 1988, public housing residents and applicants filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Allegheny County, the Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA), and the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (“RAAC”).  The plaintiffs were represented by attorneys from the Neighborhood Legal Services Association of Pittsburgh and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.  They alleged that the defendants had established segregated public housing beginning in the 1940s and had never taken steps to redress that segregation in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  The plaintiffs further claimed that urban renewal projects, which removed African-Americans from white communities and relocated them by race to segregated private or public housing, exacerbated residential segregation.  Moreover, they contended that privately owned federally-assisted housing was developed according to the same patterns of segregation, and that Allegheny County block funds were spent in a manner to reinforce residential segregation.  Finally, they contended that various federal and local policies effectively compounded segregation in the private housing market.  These practices were alleged violations of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal statutes, regulations and guidelines.  The case was assigned to District Judge Gustave Diamond.  

On October 15, 1992, the court certified a class of “all black current residents in, or applicants for, public housing assisted by the ACHA and/or HUD, who have been and continue[d] to be denied decent, affordable, and racially integrated public housing opportunities.”  

In 1993, HUD admitted liability for failing to affirmatively advance fair housing in the ACHA public housing program, in violation of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.  In January 1994, HUD assembled a task force aimed at developing a desegregation plan for Allegheny County.  

This plan served as the basis for the parties’ settlement in a consent decree reached in 1994. The objective of the consent decree was to decrease the level of segregation in federally assisted housing programs and the private housing market and increase desegregative housing choices and opportunities for class members and other low income people in Allegheny County.  The Initiatives to achieve the goals included: the purchase of scattered site homes to replace demolished public housing units; the establishment of a Fair Housing Services Center to provide mobility counseling for applicants for public and Section 8 housing, including 450 desegregative Section 8 vouchers and 409 vouchers to additionally replace demolished public housing units; modernization and/or re-building of county public housing developments in the Sanders communities to provide equivalent housing conditions and amenities; and the set-aside of 2~ percent of the county's federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for seven years to be used to improve the housing and economic conditions in seven target communities. These communities were selected because they contained the highest concentration of African American public housing and Section 8 residents and had experienced the greatest degree of physical decline and disinvestment.  HUD was required to report annually on its progress.  The decree enjoined each defendant “to implement [its terms] and take all actions necessary to fulfill its obligations.”  Moreover, the decree called for the creation of the Sanders Task Force, composed of the plaintiffs and defendants in the case, ACHA residents and non-profit organizations, such as the Fair Housing Services Center, the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, Just Harvest, the National Conference on Community and Justice, and Womansplace of Western Pennsylvania.  One of the Task Force’s principal responsibilities was the planning and expenditure of nearly $30 million of the CDBG funds.

On December 22, 1994, Judge Diamond entered final approval of the consent decree.  872 F.Supp. 216.  As part of the settlement, the court retained jurisdiction for at least seven years and reserved the right to extend jurisdiction if the terms of the decree were not satisfied.  The court subsequently extended jurisdiction based on several disputes about fulfillment of the decree’s terms.  Specifically, on August 30, 1996, the plaintiffs moved to compel compliance with the consent decree, which Judge Diamond granted on February 5, 1997.  

The court granted in part and denied in part the motion for attorneys’ fees and costs by plaintiffs’ counsel on March 14, 2001 for work performed between 1995 and 1998. 

During the intervening years, disputes among the parties regarding compliance with the Decree arose, some of which necessitated court intervention.  On December 23, 2004, the parties reached a settlement agreement to end the Decree.  After hearing no objections, the Court terminated the Decree on January 28, 2005. 

Plaintiffs’ counsel subsequently filed a petition for attorneys’ fees and costs incurred from 1999 up to the termination of the decree.  The court granted in part and denied in part on September 30, 2005.  2005 WL 2416355.  The case is now closed.  

 

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Chris Miller (12/18/2022)

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Attorney for Plaintiff
Attorney for Defendant

Arzuaga, Patricia (District of Columbia)

Azar, Henry A. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Baum, Raymond N (Pennsylvania)

Expert/Monitor/Master/Other

Alexander, Craig H (Pennsylvania)

Baxter, Fred E (Pennsylvania)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:88-cv-01261

97-03461

99-03598

04-04616

2:96-cv-01453

Docket [PACER]

Dec. 5, 2005

Dec. 5, 2005

Docket
238

2:88-cv-01261

Notice of Filing of Department of Housing and Urban Development's Desegregation Plan for Allegheny County

Sanders v. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

April 8, 1994

April 8, 1994

Pleading / Motion / Brief
278

2:88-cv-01261

Opinion

Sanders v. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

Dec. 22, 1994

Dec. 22, 1994

Order/Opinion

872 F.Supp. 872

Sanders Consent Decree and Task Force: Record of Accomplishments January, 2005

Sanders v. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

No Court

Jan. 1, 2005

Jan. 1, 2005

Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report
643

2:88-cv-01261

Report on Fee Petition Resolution

Sanders v. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

July 12, 2005

July 12, 2005

Pleading / Motion / Brief
648

2:88-cv-01261

Opinion

Sanders v. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

Sept. 30, 2005

Sept. 30, 2005

Order/Opinion

2005 WL 2005

649

2:88-cv-01261

Order of Court

Sanders v. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

Sept. 30, 2005

Sept. 30, 2005

Order/Opinion
653

2:88-cv-01261

Memorandum and Order of the Court

Sanders v. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

Dec. 5, 2005

Dec. 5, 2005

Order/Opinion

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Docket

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ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

CASE REASSIGNED to Judge Gustave Diamond (admin) (Entered: 11/06/1992)

Nov. 6, 1992

Nov. 6, 1992

194

Status/settlement Conference held 12/18/92 [ Reporter: none ](parties to continue settlement negotiations and be prepared for trial if unsuccessful) (ces) (Entered: 12/23/1992)

Dec. 21, 1992

Dec. 21, 1992

195

MOTION by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS for Protective Order with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 01/13/1993)

Jan. 13, 1993

Jan. 13, 1993

196

MOTION by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS to Extend Time with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 01/14/1993)

Jan. 14, 1993

Jan. 14, 1993

ORDER upon motion granting [195−1] motion for Protective Order ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 1/14/93 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 01/15/1993)

Jan. 15, 1993

Jan. 15, 1993

ORDER upon motion, reset Pretrial Order Deadlines: Pretrial Statements for Plaintiffs by 2/11/93 ; Pretrial Statements for Defendants by 4/8/93 ; Pretrial Stipulations 5/7/94 ; ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 1/22/93 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 01/25/1993)

Jan. 25, 1993

Jan. 25, 1993

197

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance for THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR by John T. McVay Jr. (aen) (Entered: 01/29/1993)

Jan. 29, 1993

Jan. 29, 1993

198

MOTION by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS to Extend Time with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 02/11/1993)

Feb. 11, 1993

Feb. 11, 1993

ORDER upon motion granting [198−1] motion to Extend Time, reset Pretrial Order Deadlines: Supplemental Pretrial Statements for Plaintiffs by 2/22/93 ;Supplemental Pretrial Statements for Defendants by 4/19/93 ; Pretrial Stipulations 5/18/93 ; ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 2/16/93 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 02/18/1993)

Feb. 18, 1993

Feb. 18, 1993

199

MOTION by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS to Extend Time with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 02/22/1993)

Feb. 22, 1993

Feb. 22, 1993

ORDER upon motion granting [199−1] motion to Extend Time, reset Pretrial Order Deadlines:Supplemental Pretrial Statements for Plaintiffs due 3/1/93 ;Supplemental Pretrial Statements for Defendants due 4/26/93 ; Pretrial Stipulations due 5/25/93 ; ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 2/23/93 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 02/23/1993)

Feb. 23, 1993

Feb. 23, 1993

200

SUPPLEMENTAL PRETRIAL STATEMENT by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS (aen) (Entered: 03/03/1993)

March 3, 1993

March 3, 1993

201

MOTION by COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY for John T. McVay, Esq to Withdraw as Attorney with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 03/22/1993)

March 22, 1993

March 22, 1993

202

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance for COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY by Bryon D. Xides, George E. Diamantopulos (aen) (Entered: 04/16/1993)

April 16, 1993

April 16, 1993

ORDER upon motion granting [201−1] motion for John T. McVay, Esq to Withdraw as Attorney (Terminated attorney John T. McVay for THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 4/21/93 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 04/21/1993)

April 21, 1993

April 21, 1993

203

MOTION by THE UNITED STATES DE, SECRETARY, THE UNITE to Extend Time to file Pre Trial Submission and Request for status conf. with Proposed

April 23, 1993

April 23, 1993

205

RESPONSE by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS to [203−1] motion to Extend Time to file Pre Trial Submission and Request for status conf. by SECRETARY, THE UNITE, THE UNITED STATES DE (aen) (Entered: 04/26/1993)

April 26, 1993

April 26, 1993

206

ORDER granting in part, denying in part [203−1] motion to Extend Time to file Pre Trial Submission and Request for status conf. ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 4/27/93 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 04/28/1993)

April 28, 1993

April 28, 1993

PROPOSED ORDER by the Pltfs, Received. (aen) (Entered: 04/29/1993)

April 29, 1993

April 29, 1993

207

MOTION by THE UNITED STATES DE, THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY, COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY to Extend Time with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 06/10/1993)

June 10, 1993

June 10, 1993

208

ORDER granting [207−1] motion to Extend Time, Supplemental Pretrial Statements for Defendants due 6/30/93 ; , The parties shall engage in settlement negotiations from 7/1/93 to 8/1/93. If negotiations have not proven successful by the conclusion of said time period, the parties shall file a joint progress report containing the basis for any further extension of said time period sought by the parties All parties will complete expert discovery and file a joint stipulation of fact, Stipulation Deadline 8/31/93 ; it is further ordered that all currently outstanding motions (135,141,143,145,and 147) and the same are denied without prejudice to their later renewal, in identical form, in the event the matter is not resolved within the above time period. ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 6/16/93 ) CM all parties of record. (femp) (Entered: 06/17/1993)

June 17, 1993

June 17, 1993

209

SUPPLEMENTAL PRETRIAL STATEMENT by COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY (aen) (Entered: 06/30/1993)

June 30, 1993

June 30, 1993

210

SUPPLEMENTAL PRETRIAL STATEMENT by THE REDEVELOPMENT (aen) (Entered: 06/30/1993)

June 30, 1993

June 30, 1993

211

PRETRIAL STATEMENT by THE UNITED STATES DE, SECRETARY, THE UNITE (aen) (Entered: 06/30/1993)

June 30, 1993

June 30, 1993

212

SUPPLEMENTAL PRETRIAL STATEMENT of Deft. Allegheny County hhousing Authority. (aen) (Entered: 06/30/1993)

June 30, 1993

June 30, 1993

213

MOTION by THE UNITED STATES DE, SECRETARY, THE UNITE in Limine with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 08/05/1993)

Aug. 5, 1993

Aug. 5, 1993

214

BRIEF by THE UNITED STATES DE, SECRETARY, THE UNITE in support of [213−1] motion in Limine by SECRETARY, THE UNITE, THE UNITED STATES DE (aen) (Entered: 08/05/1993)

Aug. 5, 1993

Aug. 5, 1993

215

MOTION by THE UNITED STATES DE, SECRETARY, THE UNITE to Renew their motion for Summary Judgment with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 08/05/1993)

Aug. 5, 1993

Aug. 5, 1993

216

FEDERAL DEFTS Report to the Court on settlement Discussions. (aen) (Entered: 08/05/1993)

Aug. 5, 1993

Aug. 5, 1993

217

RESPONSE by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS to [215−1] motion Summary Judgment by SECRETARY, THE UNITE, THE UNITED STATES DE (aen) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 13, 1993

Aug. 13, 1993

218

MOTION by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS to Extend Time of Stay , and for Status Conference and Pltfs Report on Progress of settlement discusions. with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 13, 1993

Aug. 13, 1993

219

RESPONSE by THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY to [215−1] motion Summary Judgment by SECRETARY, THE UNITE, THE UNITED STATES DE (aen) (Entered: 08/17/1993)

Aug. 16, 1993

Aug. 16, 1993

220

RESPONSE by THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY to [218−1] motion to Extend Time of Stay by SARAH WILLIAMS, MARTHA SURRATT, CHERYL ULRICH, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL SANDERS, [203−1] motion to Extend Time to file Pre Trial Submission and Request for status conf. and Report on Settlement Discussions by SECRETARY, THE UNITE, THE UNITED STATES DE (aen) (Entered: 08/17/1993)

Aug. 16, 1993

Aug. 16, 1993

221

MOTION by THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY for Joinder of Federal Defts Motion to Strike Exhibits (aen) (Entered: 08/17/1993)

Aug. 16, 1993

Aug. 16, 1993

222

RESPONSE by THE UNITED STATES DE, SECRETARY, THE UNITE to Pltfs Motion for Enlargement of Stay W/Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 08/17/1993)

Aug. 17, 1993

Aug. 17, 1993

223

RESPONSE by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS in opposition to [213−1] motion in Limine by SECRETARY, THE UNITE, THE UNITED STATES DE (aen) (Entered: 08/20/1993)

Aug. 20, 1993

Aug. 20, 1993

224

REPLY BRIEF by THE UNITED STATES DE, SECRETARY, THE UNITE in Suport of Federal Defts First motion in Limine to Strike Certain of Pltfs Exhibits and Witnesses. (aen) (Entered: 08/31/1993)

Aug. 31, 1993

Aug. 31, 1993

225

ORDER, set Status/ Settlement Conference for 10:30 12/10/93 ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 11/16/93 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 11/17/1993)

Nov. 17, 1993

Nov. 17, 1993

226

JOINT MOTION by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS, THE UNITED STATES DE, SECRETARY, THE UNITE, THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE REDEVELOPMENT, EXECUTIVE DIR., COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY Joint Report on Settlement Discussions and to Stay with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 11/24/1993)

Nov. 24, 1993

Nov. 24, 1993

227

ORDER granting [226−1] joint motion to Stay and the Status/Settlement conf set for 12/10/93 is Canceled and the parties shall file a Joint Status report on settlement discussions on or before 1/21/94. ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 11/29/93 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 11/30/1993)

Nov. 30, 1993

Nov. 30, 1993

228

DEFT. Allegheny County Housing Authority's Second Report on Settlement Discussions. (aen) (Entered: 01/21/1994)

Jan. 21, 1994

Jan. 21, 1994

229

MOTION by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS, THE UNITED STATES DE, SECRETARY, THE UNITE, THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE REDEVELOPMENT, EXECUTIVE DIR., COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY to Stay and joint Report on Settlement Discusions with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 01/24/1994)

Jan. 24, 1994

Jan. 24, 1994

230

ORDER denying [229−1] motion to Stay and joint Report on Settlement Discusions, reset Status/Settlement Conference for 1:30 2/4/94 Status Conf set for 1/2/894 is Canceled. ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 1/26/94 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 01/26/1994)

Jan. 26, 1994

Jan. 26, 1994

231

Status/Settlement Conference held before Judge Gustave Diamond [ Reporter: None ] (aen) (Entered: 02/07/1994)

Feb. 7, 1994

Feb. 7, 1994

232

ORDER, set Status/settlement Conference for 10:00 4/29/94 and on or before 2/21/94 the Pltfs shall file a memorandum of law with the Court fully articulating their position with respect to this courts remedial powers and on or before 4/11/94 that Deft HUD shall submit their proposed desegregation/remedy plan. ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 2/7/94 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 02/08/1994)

Feb. 8, 1994

Feb. 8, 1994

233

MOTION by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS to Extend Time with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 02/17/1994)

Feb. 17, 1994

Feb. 17, 1994

ORDER upon motion granting [233−1] motion to Extend Time until 2/18/94 to file Pltfs Brief regarding this Court's Remedial Authority. ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 2/21/94 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 02/22/1994)

Feb. 22, 1994

Feb. 22, 1994

234

BRIEF on the Power of This Court to Award Comprensive Equitable Relief In this case Filed by the Pltfs. (aen) (Entered: 03/01/1994)

March 1, 1994

March 1, 1994

235

ADDEMDUM to Pltfs Brief on the Power of this Court to Award Comprensive Equitable Relief in this Case. (aen) (Entered: 03/01/1994)

March 1, 1994

March 1, 1994

236

ORDER denying [213−1] motion in Limine denying [221−1] motion for Joinder of Federal Defts Motion to Strike Exhibits without prejudice, and the Pltfs shall provide to Defts the Exhibits and Witness information described in the memorandum. ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 3/8/94 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 03/09/1994)

March 9, 1994

March 9, 1994

237

UNOPPOSED MOTION by THE UNITED STATES DE, SECRETARY, for Hearing One Day Earlier with Proposed Order. (rvb) (Entered: 04/12/1994)

April 11, 1994

April 11, 1994

238

NOTICE of filing sesegragation plan for Allegheny County by THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT. (jhi) Modified on 04/12/1994 (Entered: 04/12/1994)

April 11, 1994

April 11, 1994

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ORDER upon motion granting [237−1] joint motion for Hearing One Day Earlier; reset Status Conference for 10:00 4/28/94 ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 4/11/94 ) CM all parties of record. (tt) (Entered: 04/12/1994)

April 12, 1994

April 12, 1994

239

MOTION by THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY to Reject HUD's Designation Plan for Allegheny County and to Grant Emeergency Relief Through Implementation of Allegheny county Housing Authoritys Vacancy reduction Demonstration Program. with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 04/21/1994)

April 21, 1994

April 21, 1994

240

RESPONSE by THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY to HUD's Notice of filing of Desegregation Plan for allegheny county. (aen) (Entered: 04/21/1994)

April 21, 1994

April 21, 1994

241

MOTION by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS to Order Implemention, with Modifications, of HUD'S Allegheny County Designation Plan. with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 04/28/1994)

April 28, 1994

April 28, 1994

242

BRIEF by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS in support of [241−1] motion to Order Implemention, with Modifications, of HUD'S Allegheny County Designation Plan. by SARAH WILLIAMS, MARTHA SURRATT, CHERYL ULRICH, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL SANDERS (aen) (Entered: 04/28/1994)

April 28, 1994

April 28, 1994

243

RESPONSE by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS to [239−1] motion to Reject HUD's Designation Plan for Allegheny County and to Grant Emeergency Relief Through Implementation of Allegheny county Housing Authoritys Vacancy reduction Demonstration Program. by THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY (aen) (Entered: 04/28/1994)

April 28, 1994

April 28, 1994

244

Status/Settlement Conference held on 4/28/94 before Judge Gustave Diamond [ Reporter: None ] (aen) (Entered: 04/28/1994)

April 28, 1994

April 28, 1994

245

ORDER, set Status Conference for 11:00 5/26/94 anf on or before 5/23/94, Deft. HUD Shall Submit to the court a Revised Desegregation Plan for Allegheny County. ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 5/9/94 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 05/10/1994)

May 10, 1994

May 10, 1994

247

NOTICE of filing of Dept of Housing and Urban Development's Revised Desegregation Plan for Alllegheny County. (aen) (Entered: 05/23/1994)

May 23, 1994

May 23, 1994

248

PRETRIAL ORDER setting Pretrial/Settlement Conference set for 11:00 7/18/94 ; Pla Prop Find of Fact and Concl of Law due 6/24/94 ; Dft Prop Find of Fact and Concl of Law due 7/1/94 ; Non−Jury Trial set for 9:30 7/26/94 ; ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 5/27/94 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 05/27/1994)

May 27, 1994

May 27, 1994

249

Status /setlement Conference held on 5/26/94 and Pre Trial Conf set for 7/18/94 at 11:00 am and Trial set for 7/26/94. before Judge Gustave Diamond [ Reporter: None ] (aen) (Entered: 05/31/1994)

May 31, 1994

May 31, 1994

250

Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS (tt) (Entered: 06/27/1994)

June 24, 1994

June 24, 1994

251

Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law by COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY (rvb) (Entered: 06/30/1994)

June 30, 1994

June 30, 1994

252

Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law by THE REDEVELOPMENT, EXECUTIVE DIR. (aen) (Entered: 07/05/1994)

July 5, 1994

July 5, 1994

253

RESPONSE by THE UNITED STATES DE, SECRETARY, THE UNITE to [250−1] Proposed Findings of Fact by SARAH WILLIAMS, MARTHA SURRATT, CHERYL ULRICH, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL SANDERS (aen) (Entered: 07/06/1994)

July 6, 1994

July 6, 1994

254

RESPONSE by THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY to [250−1] Proposed Findings of Fact by SARAH WILLIAMS, MARTHA SURRATT, CHERYL ULRICH, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL SANDERS (aen) (Entered: 07/06/1994)

July 6, 1994

July 6, 1994

255

RESPONSE by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS to the Defts Counter−Proposed Findings and Conclusions. (aen) (Entered: 07/13/1994)

July 13, 1994

July 13, 1994

256

STATUS CONF MEMORANDUM, Filed by County of Allegheny. (aen) (Entered: 07/15/1994)

July 15, 1994

July 15, 1994

257

Exhibit and Witness list by COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY (aen) (Entered: 07/15/1994)

July 15, 1994

July 15, 1994

258

SUPPLEMENT to Pretrial Statement by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS (tt) (Entered: 07/18/1994)

July 18, 1994

July 18, 1994

259

Witness and Exhibit Lists by the Federal Defts. (tt) (Entered: 07/19/1994)

July 18, 1994

July 18, 1994

260

SUPPLEMENTAL Exhibit list by COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY (aen) (Entered: 07/25/1994)

July 22, 1994

July 22, 1994

261

Settlement Conference held on 7/26/94 before Judge Gustave Diamond [ Reporter: Colvin Vogel ] (aen) (Entered: 07/26/1994)

July 26, 1994

July 26, 1994

262

Settlement Conference held on 8/4/94 and Aug 11 1994 Conf is Cancelled and Rescheduled to Aug 26 1994 at 12:00 Noon. before Judge Gustave Diamond [ Reporter: None ] (aen) (Entered: 08/04/1994)

Aug. 4, 1994

Aug. 4, 1994

263

NOTICE of Filing of Proposed Consent Decree by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS (aen) (Entered: 08/23/1994)

Aug. 23, 1994

Aug. 23, 1994

PROPOSED CONSENT DECREE, Received. (aen) (Entered: 08/23/1994)

Aug. 23, 1994

Aug. 23, 1994

PROPOSED CONSENT DECREE, From the Federal Defts. Received. (aen) (Entered: 08/24/1994)

Aug. 23, 1994

Aug. 23, 1994

ORDER upon motion granting [264−1] joint motion for Preliminary Approval of Consent Decree ( signed by Judge as a resolution of this Litigation Gustave Diamond on 8/31/94 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 08/31/1994)

Aug. 31, 1994

Aug. 31, 1994

265

Hearing on Motion held re: [264−1] joint motion for Preliminary Approval of Consent Decree by COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY, EXECUTIVE DIR., THE REDEVELOPMENT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY, SECRETARY, THE UNITE, THE UNITED STATES DE, SARAH WILLIAMS, MARTHA SURRATT, CHERYL ULRICH, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL SANDERS [ Reporter: Jordan Lilienthal] (aen) (Entered: 08/31/1994)

Aug. 31, 1994

Aug. 31, 1994

266

PROPOSED CONSENT W/Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 08/31/1994)

Aug. 31, 1994

Aug. 31, 1994

267

JOINT MOTION by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS, THE UNITED STATES DE, SECRETARY, THE UNITE, THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE REDEVELOPMENT, EXECUTIVE DIR., COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY to Approve class Notice and Proposed Schedule, and to enter Consent Decree. with Proposed Order. (aen) (Entered: 09/22/1994)

Sept. 22, 1994

Sept. 22, 1994

268

BRIEF by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS, THE UNITED STATES DE, SECRETARY, THE UNITE, THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE REDEVELOPMENT, EXECUTIVE DIR., COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY in support of [267−1] joint motion to Approve class Notice and Proposed Schedule, and to enter Consent Decree. by COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY, EXECUTIVE DIR., THE REDEVELOPMENT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY, SECRETARY, THE UNITE, THE UNITED STATES DE, SARAH WILLIAMS, MARTHA SURRATT, CHERYL ULRICH, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL SANDERS (aen) (Entered: 09/22/1994)

Sept. 22, 1994

Sept. 22, 1994

269

ORDER granting [267−1] joint motion to Approve class Notice and Proposed Schedule, and to enter Consent Decree. and a hearing is set for 12/12/94 at 9:30 am. ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 9/28/94 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 09/30/1994)

Sept. 30, 1994

Sept. 30, 1994

270

ORDER mooting [239−1] motion to Reject HUD's Designation Plan for Allegheny County and to Grant Emeergency Relief Through Implementation of Allegheny county Housing Authoritys Vacancy reduction Demonstration Program. mooting [241−1] motion to Order Implemention, with Modifications, of HUD'S Allegheny County Designation Plan. and Federal Defts Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment is Moot. ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 10/4/94 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 10/05/1994)

Oct. 5, 1994

Oct. 5, 1994

LETTER FROM Pauline Christian a member of the Class to the Court. (aen) (Entered: 10/21/1994)

Oct. 21, 1994

Oct. 21, 1994

LEETER dated 10/19/94 from Mrs. Mary G. Sherman In Re; Class Action. (aen) (Entered: 10/24/1994)

Oct. 24, 1994

Oct. 24, 1994

LETTER DATED 11/2/94 Received From Leah Evans. (aen) (Entered: 11/04/1994)

Nov. 4, 1994

Nov. 4, 1994

OBJECTION of The Consent Decree by Davida Brooks. (aen) (Entered: 11/07/1994)

Nov. 7, 1994

Nov. 7, 1994

LETTER DATED 11/1/94 FROM Willa Mae Koon to the Court. (aen) (Entered: 11/15/1994)

Nov. 15, 1994

Nov. 15, 1994

271

BRIEF by SECRETARY, THE UNITE, THE UNITED STATES DE in support of [264−1] joint motion for Preliminary Approval of Consent Decree by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS, THE UNITED STATES DE, SECRETARY, THE UNITE, THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE REDEVELOPMENT, EXECUTIVE DIR., COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY (aen) (Entered: 11/30/1994)

Nov. 30, 1994

Nov. 30, 1994

272

RESPONSE by THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY to any Objections or Comments Received by ACHA to the Proposed Consent Decree in the above case. (aen) (Entered: 11/30/1994)

Nov. 30, 1994

Nov. 30, 1994

273

BRIEF by SARAH WILLIAMS, MARTHA SURRATT, CHERYL ULRICH, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL SANDERS in support of the Parties Joint Motoin to Enter the Consent Decree. (aen) (Entered: 12/02/1994)

Dec. 2, 1994

Dec. 2, 1994

274

BRIEF by COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY in support to approve by Final Order the Consent Decree in this action which had been preliminarily approved on 8/31/94. (aen) (Entered: 12/05/1994)

Dec. 5, 1994

Dec. 5, 1994

275

RESPONSE by COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY to [273−1] support brief by CHERYL SANDERS, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL ULRICH, MARTHA SURRATT, SARAH WILLIAMS (aen) (Entered: 12/07/1994)

Dec. 7, 1994

Dec. 7, 1994

276

SUPPLEMENTAL RESPONSE by SARAH WILLIAMS, MARTHA SURRATT, CHERYL ULRICH, CECILE WHITE, CHERYL SANDERS to the Allegheny County Housing Authority's Memorandum regarding Objections or Comments to the Proposed Decree. (aen) (Entered: 12/09/1994)

Dec. 9, 1994

Dec. 9, 1994

277

Hearing on Consent Decree, Fairness on 12/12/94 before Judge Diamond. [ Reporter: Virginia Pease] (aen) (Entered: 12/13/1994)

Dec. 12, 1994

Dec. 12, 1994

ORDER granting [266−1] Consent Decree on 12/12/94 ( signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 12/12/94 ) CM all parties of record. (aen) (Entered: 12/13/1994)

Dec. 12, 1994

Dec. 12, 1994

Case closed (aen) (Entered: 12/13/1994)

Dec. 13, 1994

Dec. 13, 1994

Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Public Housing

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Public Housing

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 3, 1988

Closing Date: Jan. 28, 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Public housing residents and applicants in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Lawyers Comm. for Civil Rights Under Law

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (Washington, District of Columbia), Federal

Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, Allegheny), County

Allegheny County Housing Authority (Pittsburgh, Allegheny), County

Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, Allegheny), County

Defendant Type(s):

Housing Authority

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.

Title IV, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000c et seq.

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)

Order Duration: 1994 - 2005

Issues

General/Misc.:

Housing

Housing assistance

Racial segregation

Discrimination Basis:

Race discrimination

Affected Race(s):

Black