Case: Open Communities Alliance v. Carson

1:17-cv-02192 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Oct. 23, 2017

Closed Date: Aug. 15, 2018

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Case Summary

The background to this case concerns a policy known as the Small Area Fair Market Rent (“FMR”) rule that was set to go into effect on January 1, 2018, after years of advocacy, research, and public debate. The rule required the public housing agencies (PHAs) that administered the Housing Choice Voucher program (formerly Section 8) to set voucher values in 24 metropolitan areas based on the prevailing private market rents for each distinct zip code within those regions. The revised methodology re…

The background to this case concerns a policy known as the Small Area Fair Market Rent (“FMR”) rule that was set to go into effect on January 1, 2018, after years of advocacy, research, and public debate. The rule required the public housing agencies (PHAs) that administered the Housing Choice Voucher program (formerly Section 8) to set voucher values in 24 metropolitan areas based on the prevailing private market rents for each distinct zip code within those regions. The revised methodology recognized the existence of very different local rental markets within each metropolitan area and calibrated the vouchers more closely to the amount needed to live in various neighborhoods. It thus enabled voucher holders to access a wider range of housing, outside of voucher-concentrated, racially-segregated areas.

However, in August 2017, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) abruptly announced it would be delaying the rule’s implementation for two years, claiming that further study was needed. HUD stated the agency was waiting for a final review of the Small Area FMR report and a further review of public comments. Additionally, HUD determined that the Public Housing Authorities had not been given enough guidance and technical assistance to implement the use of Small Area FMRs.

On October 23, 2017, Open Communities Alliance and two individual plaintiffs, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against HUD and its Secretary. The complaint challenged HUD’s decision to suspend a rule that would have assisted low-income families in securing affordable housing. The Plaintiffs claimed that the delay would only further racial and economic segregation, and argued that HUD’s failure to implement the Small Area FMR rule violated the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), the statute that governs how federal agencies propose and implement regulations. The Plaintiffs, represented by the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, the Public Citizen Litigation Group, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and private counsel, sought to temporarily and permanently enjoin the suspension of the rule.

On December 23, 2017, Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell granted the Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction, requiring HUD to reinstate the Small Area Fair Market Rent regulation, criticizing HUD's decision to suspend final rules for two years without notice or comment or evidentiary findings. 2017 WL 6558502. The Defendants requested an extension to contemplate how to proceed with the litigation. The extension was granted, and the Defendants' response was due February 15, 2018.

On February 15, 2018, the parties stipulated that the HUD would no longer delay implementing the FMR rules and allowed the court to enter judgment for the Plaintiffs. HUD acknowledged that it was in the process of implementing the FMR rules.

The Plaintiffs then moved for attorney's fees. On February 15, 2018, the Court entered final judgment for the Plaintiffs. Attorney's fees of $154,272.11 were awarded on June 15, 2018. 2018 WL 8622230. HUD paid the fees, and the court closed the case on August 15, 2018.

Summary Authors

Mary Kate Sickel (1/27/2018)

Dan Toubman (3/28/2020)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6174450/parties/open-communities-alliance-v-carson/


Judge(s)

Howell, Beryl Alaine (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Allen, Michael Gerhart (District of Columbia)

Greenbaum, Jon M. (District of Columbia)

Ifill, Sherrilyn (New York)

Montag, Coty R (District of Columbia)

Nelson, Janai S. (New York)

Pratt, Sara (District of Columbia)

Quereshi, Ajmel (District of Columbia)

Samberg-Champion, Sasha M. (District of Columbia)

Spital, Samuel (New York)

Judge(s)

Howell, Beryl Alaine (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Allen, Michael Gerhart (District of Columbia)

Greenbaum, Jon M. (District of Columbia)

Ifill, Sherrilyn (New York)

Montag, Coty R (District of Columbia)

Nelson, Janai S. (New York)

Pratt, Sara (District of Columbia)

Quereshi, Ajmel (District of Columbia)

Samberg-Champion, Sasha M. (District of Columbia)

Spital, Samuel (New York)

Zieve, Allison Marcy (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Walker, Johnny Hillary III (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Zevin, Avi Benjamin (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Aug. 15, 2018 Docket
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Complaint

Oct. 23, 2017 Complaint
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Memorandum Opinion

286 F.Supp.3d 148, 2017 WL 6558502

Dec. 23, 2017 Order/Opinion
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Memorandum Opinion and Order

2018 WL 8622230

June 15, 2018 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

The Origins of Fair Lending Litigation

Andrew Nash

This paper describes the origins of fair lending litigation in the 1970s. It documents two litigation strategies, one aimed at discriminatory lenders in local communities and a second at the federal … Dec. 4, 2008 http://ssrn.com/...

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6174450/open-communities-alliance-v-carson/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

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COMPLAINT against BEN S. CARSON, SR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5170494) filed by OPEN COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE, TIARA MOORE, CRYSTAL CARTER. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 4 Summons)(Samberg-Champion, Sasha) (Entered: 10/23/2017)

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3 Exhibit Exhibit B

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4 Summons

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Oct. 23, 2017 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Allison Marcy Zieve on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Zieve, Allison) (Entered: 10/23/2017)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Michael Gerhart Allen on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Allen, Michael) (Entered: 10/23/2017)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Jon M. Greenbaum on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Greenbaum, Jon) (Entered: 10/23/2017)

Oct. 23, 2017 PACER

Case Assigned to Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. (sth)

Oct. 23, 2017 PACER

SUMMONS Not Issued as to BEN S. CARSON, SR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (sth)

Oct. 23, 2017 PACER
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REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE against Ben Carson re 1 Complaint, filed by OPEN COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE, TIARA MOORE, CRYSTAL CARTER. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by CRYSTAL CARTER, TIARA MOORE, OPEN COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE.(Samberg-Champion, Sasha) (Entered: 10/23/2017)

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REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE against HUD re 1 Complaint, filed by OPEN COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE, TIARA MOORE, CRYSTAL CARTER. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by CRYSTAL CARTER, TIARA MOORE, OPEN COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE.(Samberg-Champion, Sasha) (Entered: 10/23/2017)

Oct. 23, 2017 PACER
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ENTERED IN ERROR.....NOTICE of Appearance by Samuel Spital on behalf of CRYSTAL CARTER, TIARA MOORE, OPEN COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE (Spital, Samuel) Modified on 10/27/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 10/26/2017)

Oct. 26, 2017 PACER
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ENTERED IN ERROR.....STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on October 26, 2017. (lcbah1) Modified on 10/27/2017 (tg). (Entered: 10/26/2017)

Oct. 26, 2017 PACER

NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: ECF 8 Order was entered in error, the parties shall disregard the entry. A new corrected Standing Order will be posted in this case. (tg)

Oct. 27, 2017 PACER
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STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on October 27, 2017. (lcbah1) (Entered: 10/27/2017)

Oct. 27, 2017 PACER

NOTICE OF ERROR re 7 Notice of Appearance; emailed to sspital@naacpldf.org, cc'd 7 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Incorrect document/case, 2. Please refile document, 3. ENTERED IN ERROR: Appearance form is blank; Please refile. (znmw, )

Oct. 27, 2017 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Samuel Spital on behalf of CRYSTAL CARTER, TIARA MOORE, OPEN COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE (Spital, Samuel) (Entered: 10/27/2017)

Oct. 27, 2017 PACER
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SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to BEN S. CARSON, SR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(jd) (Entered: 10/27/2017)

Oct. 27, 2017 PACER

SUMMONS Not Issued as to U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.(jd)

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed BEN S. CARSON, SR served on 10/27/2017. (Samberg-Champion, Sasha) Modified party served on 10/30/2017; summons not issued to U.S. Attorney. (znmw). (Entered: 10/27/2017)

Oct. 27, 2017 PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT served on 10/27/2017. (Samberg-Champion, Sasha) Modified party served on 10/30/2017; summons not issued to U.S. Attorney. (znmw). (Entered: 10/27/2017)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Johnny Hillary Walker, III on behalf of All Defendants (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 11/03/2017)

Nov. 3, 2017 PACER
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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by CRYSTAL CARTER, TIARA MOORE, OPEN COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Declaration, # 4 Declaration, # 5 Declaration, # 6 Declaration, # 7 Declaration, # 8 Declaration, # 9 Declaration)(Samberg-Champion, Sasha) (Entered: 11/08/2017)

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DECLARATION OF SASHA SAMBERG-CHAMPION re 15 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by CRYSTAL CARTER, TIARA MOORE, OPEN COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J)(Samberg-Champion, Sasha) Modified on 11/8/2017 (zrdj). Modified on 11/8/2017 (zrdj). (Entered: 11/08/2017)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Coty R. Montag on behalf of CRYSTAL CARTER, TIARA MOORE, OPEN COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE (Montag, Coty) (Entered: 11/08/2017)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Ajmel A. Quereshi on behalf of CRYSTAL CARTER, TIARA MOORE, OPEN COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE (Quereshi, Ajmel) (Entered: 11/08/2017)

Nov. 8, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER (paperless) ISSUING the following SCHEDULING ORDER to control the timing of proceedings in this matter: (1) by November 15, 2017, the defendants shall file any Opposition to the plaintiffs' 15 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, see LCvR 65.1(c); and (2) by November 22, 2017, the plaintiffs shall file any Reply to the defendants' Opposition. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on November 8, 2017. (lcbah1)

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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 15 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by BEN S. CARSON, SR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 11/09/2017)

Nov. 9, 2017 PACER
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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief by INSTITUTE FOR POLICY INTEGRITY (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Amicus Brief, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Zevin, Avi) (Entered: 11/13/2017)

Nov. 13, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER (paperless) GRANTING the parties' 19 Consent Motion for Extension of Time. Accordingly, the defendants shall file their opposition to the plaintiffs' 15 Motion for Preliminary Injunction by December 1, 2017, and the plaintiffs shall file their reply by December 11, 2017. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on November 14, 2017. (lcbah1)

Nov. 14, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER (paperless) GRANTING Institute for Policy Integrity's 20 Unopposed Motion for Leave to File Brief as Amicus Curiae. The proposed brief attached to the motion as Exhibit 1 is hereby accepted and considered filed as of November 14, 2017. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on November 14, 2017. (lcbah1)

Nov. 14, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Opposition to 15 Motion for Preliminary Injunction due by 12/1/2017; Reply due by 12/11/2017. (tg)

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AMICUS BRIEF by INSTITUTE FOR POLICY INTEGRITY. (jf) (Entered: 11/14/2017)

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. BEN S. CARSON, SR served on 11/3/2017; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT served on 11/3/2017 (Samberg-Champion, Sasha) (Entered: 11/15/2017)

Nov. 15, 2017 PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 11/6/2017. (Samberg-Champion, Sasha) (Entered: 11/15/2017)

Nov. 15, 2017 PACER

NOTICE of Hearing on Motion. The parties shall take notice that a hearing to hear oral argument on the plaintiffs' 15 Motion for Preliminary Injunction is scheduled for 12/19/2017, at 9:30 AM in Courtroom 22A before Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. (tg)

Dec. 1, 2017 PACER
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Memorandum in opposition to re 15 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by BEN S. CARSON, SR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Todd Richardson, # 2 Declaration of Aaron Santa Anna, # 3 Declaration of Marianne Nazzaro, # 4 Exhibit 1: Interim Report, # 5 Exhibit 2: Suspension Memorandum, # 6 Exhibit 3: Letter to PHAs, # 7 Exhibit 4: NAHRO Comment Letter)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 12/01/2017)

1 Declaration of Todd Richardson

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2 Declaration of Aaron Santa Anna

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3 Declaration of Marianne Nazzaro

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4 Exhibit 1: Interim Report

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5 Exhibit 2: Suspension Memorandum

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6 Exhibit 3: Letter to PHAs

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7 Exhibit 4: NAHRO Comment Letter

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Dec. 1, 2017 RECAP
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REPLY to opposition to motion re 15 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by CRYSTAL CARTER, TIARA MOORE, OPEN COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Sasha Samberg-Champion)(Samberg-Champion, Sasha) (Entered: 12/11/2017)

Dec. 11, 2017 PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell: Motion Hearing held on 12/19/2017 regarding 15 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by CRYSTAL CARTER, TIARA MOORE, OPEN COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE. The Court reserved its decision; ruling forthcoming. (Court Reporter Elizabeth Saint-Loth.) (tg)

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by BEN S. CARSON, SR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 12/21/2017)

Dec. 21, 2017 PACER
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RESPONSE re 26 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer filed by CRYSTAL CARTER, TIARA MOORE, OPEN COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE. (Samberg-Champion, Sasha) (Entered: 12/21/2017)

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MINUTE ORDER (paperless) GRANTING the defendants' 26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on December 22, 2017. (lcbah1)

Dec. 22, 2017 PACER
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ORDER GRANTING the plaintiffs' 15 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. See Order for further details. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on December 23, 2017. (lcbah1) (Entered: 12/23/2017)

Dec. 23, 2017 RECAP
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MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding the plaintiffs' 15 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on December 23, 2017. (lcbah1) (Entered: 12/23/2017)

Dec. 23, 2017 RECAP

Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendants' answer due by 1/16/2018. (hmc)

Dec. 26, 2017 PACER
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TRANSCRIPT OF MOTION HEARING, before Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell, held on 12-19-2017; Page Numbers: 1 - 39. Date of Issuance: 12-28-2017. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Elizabeth SaintLoth, Telephone number: 202-354-3242, Transcripts may be ordered by submitting the Transcript Order FormFor the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purchased from the court repo rter referenced above. After 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, CD or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter.NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at www.dcd.uscourts.gov. Redaction Request due 1/18/2018. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 1/28/2018. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 3/28/2018.(Saint-Loth, Elizabeth) (Entered: 12/28/2017)

Dec. 28, 2017 PACER
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Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by BEN S. CARSON, SR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 01/10/2018)

Jan. 10, 2018 PACER
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RESPONSE re 31 Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer filed by CRYSTAL CARTER, TIARA MOORE, OPEN COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE. (Samberg-Champion, Sasha) (Entered: 01/11/2018)

Jan. 11, 2018 PACER

MINUTE ORDER (paperless) GRANTING in part and DENYING in part the defendants' 31 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer. The defendants, by February 15, 2018, shall file any answer to the plaintiffs' complaint. The defendants' February 15, 2018 deadline to file the certified list of the contents of the administrative record, however, remains unchanged. See LCvR 7(n)(1) ("In cases involving the judicial review of administrative agency actions, unless otherwise ordered by the Court, the agency must file a certified list of the contents of the administrative record with the Court within 30 days following service of the answer to the complaint or simultaneously with the filing of a dispositive motion, whichever occurs first."); Minute Order, dated December 22, 2017 (extending from December 26, 2017 to January 16, 2018 the defendants' deadline to file an answer). Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on January 12, 2018. (lcbah1)

Jan. 12, 2018 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer to the Complaint due by 2/15/2018. (tg)

Jan. 12, 2018 PACER
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STIPULATION of Judgment and Proposed Order by BEN S. CARSON, SR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT. (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 02/15/2018)

Feb. 15, 2018 RECAP
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STIPULATED JUDGMENT AND ORDER. See Order for further details. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on February 16, 2018. (lcbah1) (Entered: 02/16/2018)

Feb. 16, 2018 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiffs' motion for attorney's fees and costs due due by 3/15/2018. (tg)

Feb. 20, 2018 PACER
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MOTION for Attorney Fees by CRYSTAL CARTER, TIARA MOORE, OPEN COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Erin Boggs, # 2 Declaration of Sasha Samberg-Champion, # 3 Exhibit A - RDC Rates (2017), # 4 Exhibit B - David Cynamon Decl., # 5 Exhibit C - John Devaney Decl., # 6 Exhibit D - Jeffrey Robinson Decl., # 7 Exhibit E - RDC Fees Detail, # 8 Exhibit F - LDF Fees, # 9 Exhibit G - Lawyers' Committee Fees, # 10 Exhibit H - PRRAC Fees, # 11 Exhibit I - Public Citizen Fees, # 12 Exhibit J - Expenses - Filing Fee, # 13 Exhibit K - Expenses - Online Research, # 14 Exhibit L - Expenses - Printing and Copying, # 15 Text of Proposed Order)(Samberg-Champion, Sasha) (Entered: 03/15/2018)

March 15, 2018 PACER
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Memorandum in opposition to re 35 MOTION for Attorney Fees filed by BEN S. CARSON, SR, INSTITUTE FOR POLICY INTEGRITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 03/29/2018)

March 29, 2018 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Supplement by BEN S. CARSON, SR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Text of Proposed Order)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 04/02/2018)

April 2, 2018 PACER
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RESPONSE re 37 MOTION for Leave to File Supplement filed by CRYSTAL CARTER, TIARA MOORE, OPEN COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Samberg-Champion, Sasha) (Entered: 04/03/2018)

April 3, 2018 PACER

MINUTE ORDER (paperless) GRANTING, over the plaintiffs' opposition, the defendants' 37 Motion for Leave to Supplement Their Response to Plaintiffs' Motion for Attorney's Fees and Costs. By April 5, 2018, the defendants shall file any supplement to their response. By April 12, 2018, the plaintiffs shall file any reply to the defendants' response. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on April 4, 2018. (lcbah1)

April 4, 2018 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendants' supplemental memorandum due by 4/5/2018; plaintiffs' reply due by 4/12/2018. (tg)

April 5, 2018 PACER
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SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM to re 36 Memorandum in Opposition, filed by BEN S. CARSON, SR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 04/05/2018)

April 5, 2018 PACER
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REPLY to opposition to motion re 35 MOTION for Attorney Fees filed by CRYSTAL CARTER, TIARA MOORE, OPEN COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE. (Samberg-Champion, Sasha) (Entered: 04/12/2018)

April 12, 2018 PACER
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting the plaintiffs' 35 Motion for Attorneys' Fees. See Memorandum Opinion and Order for further details. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on June 15, 2018. (lcbah3) (Entered: 06/15/2018)

June 15, 2018 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Payment of attorney fees to the plaintiffs by the defendant due by 8/14/2018, unless the parties reach an alternative mutually agreeable date. (tg)

June 18, 2018 PACER
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NOTICE of Compliance with Court Order by BEN S. CARSON, SR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT re 41 Order on Motion for Attorney Fees (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 07/17/2018)

July 17, 2018 PACER

MINUTE ORDER (paperless) DIRECTING, in light of the 34 Stipulated Judgment and Order, the Clerk to close this case. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on August 15, 2018. (lcbah3)

Aug. 15, 2018 PACER

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 23, 2017

Closing Date: Aug. 15, 2018

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Open Communities Alliance, a non-profit corporation and two individuals who are directly affected by the government's actions.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Lawyers Comm. for Civil Rights Under Law

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Relman, Dane & Colfax

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (Washington, District of Columbia), Federal

Secretary Ben Carson (Washington, District of Columbia), Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Housing Authority

Jurisdiction-wide

Multi-family housing provider

Single family housing provider

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Attorneys fees

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: $154,272.11

Order Duration: 2017 - 2018

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Funding

Housing

Housing assistance

Poverty/homelessness

Public assistance grants

Racial segregation

Discrimination-area:

Housing Sales/Rental

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black