Case: Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities v. Colorado Homeless Families, Inc.

1:13-cv-02782 | U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Filed Date: Oct. 11, 2013

Closed Date: 2014

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Case Summary

On October 11, 2013, the Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities ("CRPD") filed this lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiff sued Colorado Homeless Families under the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Represented by private counsel, CRPD asked for declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relief. The plaintiff claimed that the defendant's leasing policies discriminated against individuals with disabilities because they did …

On October 11, 2013, the Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities ("CRPD") filed this lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiff sued Colorado Homeless Families under the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Represented by private counsel, CRPD asked for declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relief. The plaintiff claimed that the defendant's leasing policies discriminated against individuals with disabilities because they did not accept government benefits as a source of income. The defendant, Colorado Homeless Families, leases transitional housing to participants at favorable rates in order to help them "get back on their feet" and become self sufficient.

On April 11, 2014, both parties filed a joint settlement agreement. The defendant agreed to alter its leasing requirements to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

On April 11, 2014, the District Court of Colorado (Judge William J. Martinez) dismissed the suit in accordance with the settlement.

Summary Authors

Asma Husain (10/5/2015)

People

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Judge(s)

Martinez, William Joseph (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fox, Timothy Patrick (Colorado)

Longtin, Courtney Su Faye (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kelly, William James III (Colorado)

Judge(s)

Martinez, William Joseph (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fox, Timothy Patrick (Colorado)

Longtin, Courtney Su Faye (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kelly, William James III (Colorado)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

April 11, 2014 Docket
1

Complaint

Oct. 11, 2013 Complaint
26

Stipulated Notice of Dismissal with Prejudice

April 11, 2014 Order/Opinion
26-1

Settlement Agreement

April 11, 2014 Settlement Agreement

Resources

Title Description External URL

Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities v. Colorado Homeless Families

Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center

CREEC represented the Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities (“CRPD”), a small organization dedicated to combating discrimination that impacts parenting for parents with disabilities, in an a… Oct. 11, 2013 https://creeclaw.org/case/crpd-v-colorado-homeless-families/

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5465904/center-for-rights-of-parents-with-disabilities-v-colorado-homeless/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 4:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against Colorado Homeless Families, Inc. (Filing fee $ 400, Receipt Number 1082−3574443), filed by Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(Fox, Timothy) (Entered: 10/11/2013)

Oct. 11, 2013
21

ORDER granting 19 the Joint Motion for Stay of Proceedings. A temporary stay of discovery and of briefing on the pending motion to dismiss are hereby imposed in this case. The parties shall file dismissal papers or a joint status report on or before February 18, 2014, by Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty on 1/17/2014.(ervsl, )

Jan. 17, 2014 RECAP
2

Case assigned to Judge William J. Martinez and drawn to Magistrate Judge Micheal E. Hegarty. Text Only Entry. (jofox, ) (Entered: 10/11/2013)

Oct. 11, 2013
3

SUMMONS issued by Clerk. Magistrate Judge Consent Form attached. (Attachments: # 1 Magistrate Judge Consent Form) (jofox, ) (Entered: 10/11/2013)

Oct. 11, 2013
5

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities, The. Colorado Homeless Families, Inc. waiver sent on 10/14/2013, answer due 12/13/2013. (Fox, Timothy) (Entered: 10/17/2013)

Oct. 17, 2013
6

MINUTE ORDER Scheduling Conference set for 1/6/2014 at 9:45 AM in Courtroom A 501 before Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty, by Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty on 10/25/2013. (mehcd) (Entered: 10/25/2013)

Oct. 25, 2013
7

AMENDED MINUTE ORDER: Docket entry 6 Minute Order Setting Scheduling Conference is amended to reflect the correct date for submission of the jointly prepared proposed Scheduling Order of December 16, 2013. By Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty on 10/25/2013. (mehcd) (Entered: 10/25/2013)

Oct. 25, 2013
8

STIPULATION for Extension of Time to Answer or Respond to the Complaint by Defendant Colorado Homeless Families, Inc.. Colorado Homeless Families, Inc. answer due 12/18/2013. (Kelly, William) (Entered: 12/12/2013)

Dec. 12, 2013
9

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond re 1 Complaint by Defendant Colorado Homeless Families, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(Kelly, William) (Entered: 12/16/2013)

Dec. 16, 2013
10

MEMORANDUM regarding 9 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond re 1 Complaint filed by Colorado Homeless Families, Inc.. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty by Judge William J. Martinez on 12/17/2013. Text Only Entry (wjmsec, ) (Entered: 12/17/2013)

Dec. 17, 2013
11

MINUTE ORDER granting 9 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond re 1 Complaint Colorado Homeless Families, Inc. answer due 12/27/2013, by Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty on 12/17/2013.(ervsl, ) (Entered: 12/17/2013)

Dec. 17, 2013
12

MINUTE ORDER This matter comes before the Court sua sponte. Due to a conflict in the Courts calendar, the Scheduling Conference currently set for January 6, 2014, at 9:45 a.m. will now commence at 10:00 a.m. that same day in Courtroom A−501, on the fifth floor of the Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse located at 901 19th Street, Denver, Colorado. All other aspects of this Courts October 25, 2013 order remain in effect, by Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty on 12/27/2013. (ervsl, ) (Entered: 12/27/2013)

Dec. 27, 2013
13

MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by Defendant Colorado Homeless Families, Inc.. (Kelly, William) (Entered: 12/27/2013)

Dec. 27, 2013
14

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 13 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by Plaintiff Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities, The. (Fox, Timothy) (Entered: 12/30/2013)

Dec. 30, 2013
15

Proposed Scheduling Order by Plaintiff Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities, The. (Fox, Timothy) (Entered: 12/30/2013)

Dec. 30, 2013
16

ORDER granting 14 Plaintiff's Unopposed Motion for Extension of the Deadline to Respond to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss 13 . The Plaintiff's Motion is GRANTED for good cause shown. Plaintiff's deadline to file its Response to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss is extended up to and including January 31, 2014. SO ORDERED by Judge William J. Martinez on 12/30/2013. Text Only Entry(wjmsec, ) (Entered: 12/30/2013)

Dec. 30, 2013
17

COURTROOM MINUTES/MINUTE ORDER for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty: Scheduling Conference held on 1/6/2014. Joinder of Parties/Amendment of Pleadings due by 3/28/2014. Final Pretrial Conference set for 7/15/2014 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom A 501 before Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty. FTR: C. Pearson −− Courtroom A−501. (mehcd) (Entered: 01/06/2014)

Jan. 6, 2014
18

SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 5/15/2014. Dispositive Motions due by 6/20/2014. By Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty on 1/6/2014. (mehcd) (Entered: 01/06/2014)

Jan. 6, 2014
19

Joint MOTION to Stay Proceedings by Defendant Colorado Homeless Families, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(Kelly, William) (Entered: 01/17/2014)

Jan. 17, 2014
20

MEMORANDUM regarding 19 Joint MOTION to Stay Proceedings filed by Colorado Homeless Families, Inc.. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty by Judge William J. Martinez on 01/17/2014. Text Only Entry (wjmsec, ) (Entered: 01/17/2014)

Jan. 17, 2014
22

NOTICE of Change of Address/Contact Information by William James Kelly, III (Kelly, William) (Entered: 02/05/2014)

Feb. 5, 2014
23

Joint STATUS REPORT by Plaintiff Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities, The. (Fox, Timothy) (Entered: 02/18/2014)

Feb. 18, 2014
24

MINUTE ORDER In light of the 23 Status Report, dismissal papers due by 3/18/2014. Status Report due by 3/18/2014. By Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty on 2/19/2014. (mehcd) (Entered: 02/20/2014)

Feb. 19, 2014
25

Joint STATUS REPORT by Plaintiff Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities, The. (Fox, Timothy) (Entered: 03/17/2014)

March 17, 2014
26

STIPULATION of Dismissal of Case With Prejudice Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) by Defendant Colorado Homeless Families, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Kelly, William) (Entered: 04/11/2014)

April 11, 2014
27

Civil Case Terminated pursuant to the Stipulation to dismiss filed in this case on 4/11/2014. Text Only Entry (evana, ) (Entered: 04/14/2014)

April 11, 2014

State / Territory: Colorado

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 11, 2013

Closing Date: 2014

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A Colorado non-profit organization that serves parents with disabilities.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Colorado Homeless Families, Inc. (Arvada, Jefferson), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Single family housing provider

Multi-family housing provider

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Issues

General:

Housing

Housing assistance

Discrimination-area:

Housing Sales/Rental

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Disability:

disability, unspecified

Type of Facility:

Non-government non-profit