Case: NAACP, Boston Chapter v. HUD

1:78-cv-00850 | U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Filed Date: April 17, 1978

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Case Summary

On April 17, 1978, two citizens of Massachusetts filed lawsuits under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1977 against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiffs, represented by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), alleged that their constitutional rights had been violated by racially discriminatory disbursement of federal housing funds in the cities of Boston and…

On April 17, 1978, two citizens of Massachusetts filed lawsuits under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1977 against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiffs, represented by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), alleged that their constitutional rights had been violated by racially discriminatory disbursement of federal housing funds in the cities of Boston and Chelsea.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Judge Walter J. Skinner) dismissed for lack of standing the portion of each complaint relating to Urban Development Action Grant funding and entered partial judgment for the defendants under Fed.R.Civ.P. 54(b). The plaintiffs appealed.

On October 18, 1979, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (Judge Levin H. Campbell) partially affirmed and partially reversed the district court's dismissal for lack of standing, holding that black residents of minority neighborhoods who were elected members of the state legislature did not have standing, but that black persons living in substandard housing in a segregated area of the city during the years in question did have standing to sue for declaratory and injunctive relief. N.A.A.C.P., Boston Chapter v. Harris, 607 F.2d 514 (1st Cir. 1979).

On January 23, 1981, the district court (Judge Skinner) denied the plaintiffs' request for a preliminary injunction. N.A.A.C.P., Boston Chapter v. Harris, No.78-850, 1981 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10552 (D.Mass. 1981). On April 27, 1983, the district court held that 1) individual plaintiffs lacked standing to maintain the action; 2) that the organization representing the city's black citizens had standing in its own right to maintain the action; 3) that the evidence did not warrant a finding that HUD financed city programs that were either intentionally discriminatory or had discriminatory impact; but 4) that HUD did not satisfy minimum levels of compliance with the provisions of 42 U.S.C. §3608, which provided for full implementation of the fair housing policy. N.A.A.C.P. v. Harris, 567 F.Supp. 637 (D.Mass. 1983).

After claiming to have brought its actions into compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1968, HUD asked the district court to dismiss the case. On December 31, 1985, the district court (Judge Skinner) granted the motion to dismiss, holding that he had no jurisdiction to review HUD's administration of the Fair Housing Act. N.A.A.C.P., Boston Chapter v. Pierce, 624 F.Supp. 1083 (D.Mass. 1985). The plaintiffs appealed. On March 19, 1987, the First Circuit vacated the district court's dismissal of the case and reversed, holding that the federal courts did have jurisdiction. N.A.A.C.P. v. Secretary of Housing & Urban Dev., 817 F.2d 149 (1st Cir. 1987).

On July 4, 1987, the district court (Judge Skinner) stayed the action and ordered the parties to participate in mediation. On December 14, 1988, the parties reported that their attempts to reach a resolution through mediation had failed. On June 23, 1989, the district court granted declaratory and injunctive relief to the plaintiffs, holding that the defendants had failed to comply with the minimal requirements of 42 U.S.C. §3608(e)(5) by failing to 1) promulgate regulations and guidelines setting forth standards for HUD's administration and recipients' use of funds, 2) secure a minority needs assessment in a timely manner, 3) finance the increase of desegregated housing stock to give minority families meaningful choice of location, and 4) require effective fair housing enforcement by the City of Boston. N.A.A.C.P., Boston Chapter v. Kemp, 721 F.Supp. 361 (D.Mass. 1989). The court supplemented this decision with a final decree providing for fair housing funding, monitoring, and reporting to the court. N.A.A.C.P., Boston Chapter v. Kemp, 721 F.Supp. 361 (D.Mass. 1989). The defendants asked the court to clarify its obligations under the decree, and on September 14, 1989, the district court amended the final decree to clarify HUD's obligations. N.A.A.C.P., Boston Chapter v. Kemp, 721 F.Supp. 361 (D.Mass. 1989).

The defendants were not happy about the district court's order. Rather than appeal, they worked out a consent decree with the plaintiffs. Under the consent decree, HUD agreed to subsidize 500 Section 8 vouchers, most of which BHA was to administer. The vouchers were designed to allow minority families to move into white neighborhoods. The court entered the consent decree in 1991.

The docket was closed from 1991 to 1995, but then reopened, and the decree was modified by agreement in 1997. On September 30, 1999, the court again "closed" the case--but apparently, again, for docket management purposes only; status reports and other events continue to be noted in the docket. On May 23, 2005, the NAACP asked the court to enforce the consent decree; on November 9, 2005, the district court (Judge Douglas P. Woodlock) re-opened discovery on the issue. On January 19, 2006, the court denied the NAACP's motion without prejudice pending further factual development. On November 15, 2006, the NAACP filed its a supplemental complaint seeking declaratory and injunctive relief from HUD for breach of its obligations pursuant to the modified consent decree, and from HUD, BHA, and the City for breach of their obligations pursuant to the Modification Agreement.

On March 17, 2009, the court 1) denied HUD's motion for judgment on the pleadings or, in the alternative, suggestion to the court that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction, 2) denied the City's motion for judgment on the pleadings but granted its motion for summary judgment, 3) denied NAACP's motion for summary judgment as to all of its claims against all of the defendants, 4) granted BHA's motion for summary judgment as to NAACP's supplemental complaint, but denied BHA's Motion for summary judgment as to its counterclaim against NAACP, and 5) granted summary judgment sua sponte to HUD as to NAACP's supplemental complaint, and to NAACP as to BHA's counterclaim. The court then entered judgment for the defendants on all counts. N.A.A.C.P., Boston Chapter v. HUD, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24346 (D.Mass 2009).

Nothing of substance has appeared on the docket since 2009, but the entry of a minor administrative order in 2014 suggests that the consent decree remains in force.

Summary Authors

Elizabeth Daligga (7/17/2012)

Bogyung Lim (2/18/2020)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4274679/parties/naacp-v-cisneros/


Judge(s)

Breyer, Stephen Gerald (District of Columbia)

Campbell, Levin Hicks (Massachusetts)

Skinner, Walter Jay (Massachusetts)

Woodlock, Douglas Preston (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Allen, Richard (Massachusetts)

Atkins, Thomas I. (Massachusetts)

Barshak, Edward J. (Massachusetts)

Bernstein, Judith S. (Illinois)

Bickford, Daniel B. (Massachusetts)

Brodin, Mark S. (Massachusetts)

Judge(s)

Breyer, Stephen Gerald (District of Columbia)

Campbell, Levin Hicks (Massachusetts)

Skinner, Walter Jay (Massachusetts)

Woodlock, Douglas Preston (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Allen, Richard (Massachusetts)

Atkins, Thomas I. (Massachusetts)

Barshak, Edward J. (Massachusetts)

Bernstein, Judith S. (Illinois)

Bickford, Daniel B. (Massachusetts)

Brodin, Mark S. (Massachusetts)

Hankins, Grover G. (Missouri)

Knowles, Andrea Studley (Massachusetts)

Kruskal, Karen (Massachusetts)

Lisman, Natasha C. (Massachusetts)

McHugh, Katherine S. (Massachusetts)

McLindon, James B. (Massachusetts)

Mervis, Roger (Massachusetts)

Poswistilo, Susan M (Massachusetts)

Rom, Alan Jay (Massachusetts)

Rossman, Stuart T. (Massachusetts)

Smizik, Frank (Pennsylvania)

Studley, Andrea L. (Massachusetts)

Sussman, Michael Howard (New York)

Susz, Rachel S. (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Ciccone, Anthony J. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Commodore, Wilbur E. (Massachusetts)

Connolly, Patricia M. (Massachusetts)

Cook, Kathryn Rebecca (Massachusetts)

Depew, Anne G. (Massachusetts)

Glasgow, Karen A. (Massachusetts)

Glovsky, Richard D. (Massachusetts)

Harrington, Edward Francis (Massachusetts)

Jad, Melissa (Massachusetts)

Kaye, Stephen (Massachusetts)

Machan, Kathy (Massachusetts)

Maichle, Helene C (Massachusetts)

Ouellette, Evan C. (Massachusetts)

Ratner, Gershon M. (District of Columbia)

Roach, Christine (Massachusetts)

Sady, Michael P. (Massachusetts)

Schmeltzer, Howard M. (District of Columbia)

Serventi, Nancy A. (Massachusetts)

Steinmeyer, Anthony J. (District of Columbia)

Walcott-Torres, Gina Y. (Massachusetts)

Weise, Susan M (Massachusetts)

Welch, Richard III (Massachusetts)

Weld, William F. (Massachusetts)

Willard, Richard K. (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Carroll, Harold J (Massachusetts)

Fordham, Laurence S. (Massachusetts)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:78-cv-00850

Docket [PACER]

NAACP v. Cisneros

March 18, 2014

March 18, 2014

Docket

79-01051

Opinion

NAACP, Boston Chapter v. Harris

U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

607 F.2d 514

Oct. 18, 1979

Oct. 18, 1979

Order/Opinion

1:78-cv-00850

Order

NAACP v. Moon Landrieu

1980 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 14810

Nov. 5, 1980

Nov. 5, 1980

Order/Opinion

1:78-cv-00850

Opinion

NAACP v. Harris

1981 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 10552

Jan. 23, 1981

Jan. 23, 1981

Order/Opinion

1:78-cv-00850

Opinion

NAACP v. Harris

567 F.Supp. 637

April 27, 1983

April 27, 1983

Order/Opinion

1:78-cv-00850

Opinion

NAACP v. Pierce

624 F.Supp. 1083

Dec. 31, 1985

Dec. 31, 1985

Order/Opinion

86-01111

Opinion

NAACP v. Secretary of HUD

U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

817 F.2d 149

March 19, 1987

March 19, 1987

Order/Opinion

1:78-cv-00850

Opinion

NAACP, Boston Chapter v. Kemp

721 F.Supp. 361, 1989 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 10915

June 23, 1989

June 23, 1989

Order/Opinion

1:78-cv-00850

Declaratory Judgment and Final Decree

NAACP, Boston Chapter v. Kemp

June 23, 1989

June 23, 1989

Order/Opinion
73

1:78-cv-00850

PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR FURTHER ORDERS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF CONSENT DECREE

May 23, 2005

May 23, 2005

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4274679/naacp-v-cisneros/

Last updated June 3, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Complaint filed. Case assigned to Judge: Skinner. . (fmr) (Entered: 09/14/1995)

April 17, 1978

April 17, 1978

PACER

Case closed. (sad)

June 21, 1991

June 21, 1991

PACER

Case reopened. (sad)

Sept. 14, 1995

Sept. 14, 1995

PACER
2

Motion to intervene by James Campano, Joseph LoPiccolo, filed. request for hearing. (sad) (Entered: 09/14/1995)

Sept. 14, 1995

Sept. 14, 1995

PACER
3

Copy of page 3 of the Hud Memorandum filed (sad) (Entered: 09/19/1995)

Sept. 19, 1995

Sept. 19, 1995

PACER
4

HUD'S Thirteenth Status Report filed (sad) (Entered: 09/26/1995)

Sept. 25, 1995

Sept. 25, 1995

PACER
5

Response by N.A.A.C.P. in opposition to [2-1] motion to intervene by James Campano, Joseph LoPiccolo, filed. (sad) (Entered: 09/29/1995)

Sept. 28, 1995

Sept. 28, 1995

PACER
6

Response by Henry G. Cisneros in opposition to [2-1] motion to intervene by James Campano, Joseph LoPiccolo, filed. (sad) (Entered: 09/29/1995)

Sept. 28, 1995

Sept. 28, 1995

PACER
7

Response by N.A.A.C.P. to [2-1] motion to intervene by James Campano, Joseph LoPiccolo, filed. (sad) (Entered: 10/16/1995)

Oct. 13, 1995

Oct. 13, 1995

PACER
8

Response by Henry G. Cisneros to [2-1] motion to intervene by James Campano, Joseph LoPiccolo, filed. (sad) (Entered: 10/16/1995)

Oct. 13, 1995

Oct. 13, 1995

PACER

Motion hearing re: [2-1] motion to intervene by James Campano, Joseph LoPiccolo, received for docketing on 11/30/95. (sad)

Oct. 26, 1995

Oct. 26, 1995

PACER
11

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Clerk's Notes: re: motion hearing reserving [2-1] motion to intervene by James Campano, Joseph LoPiccolo for district judge Court Reporter: Jim McLaughlin (sad) (Entered: 11/30/1995)

Oct. 26, 1995

Oct. 26, 1995

PACER

Supplemental [2-1] motion to intervene by James Campano, Joseph LoPiccolo by James Campano, Joseph LoPiccolo, filed. (sad)

Oct. 31, 1995

Oct. 31, 1995

PACER
9

Letter by Laurence S. Fordham dated: 11/10/95 to: Judge Skinner re: intervention, filed. (sad) (Entered: 11/15/1995)

Nov. 15, 1995

Nov. 15, 1995

PACER
10

Hud's reply to supplement to motion to intervene and for other relief filed (sad) (Entered: 11/28/1995)

Nov. 22, 1995

Nov. 22, 1995

PACER
12

Petitioners' response to HUD's Reply filed (sad) (Entered: 12/08/1995)

Dec. 8, 1995

Dec. 8, 1995

PACER
13

Status report by N.A.A.C.P., filed. (sad) (Entered: 12/26/1995)

Dec. 21, 1995

Dec. 21, 1995

PACER
14

Status report, filed. (sad) (Entered: 01/16/1996)

Jan. 12, 1996

Jan. 12, 1996

PACER
15

Notice of change of address filed by Laurence S. Fordham . (sad) (Entered: 01/16/1996)

Jan. 12, 1996

Jan. 12, 1996

PACER
16

Final Status report by Joseph LoPiccolo, filed. (sad) (Entered: 01/22/1996)

Jan. 22, 1996

Jan. 22, 1996

PACER
17

Letter by Joseph LoPiccolo by Laurence S. Fordham dated: 1/30/96 to: Court re: memorandum of law filed. (sad) (Entered: 01/30/1996)

Jan. 30, 1996

Jan. 30, 1996

PACER
18

Response of the defendant US Department of housing and urban development in opposition to [16-1] status report, filed. (sad) (Entered: 02/01/1996)

Jan. 30, 1996

Jan. 30, 1996

PACER
19

Motion by Henry G. Cisneros to extend time to 2/22/96 to file 13 occupancy report, filed. (sad) (Entered: 02/06/1996)

Feb. 2, 1996

Feb. 2, 1996

PACER
20

Response of the plaintiff, NAACP, Boston Chapter to petitioners' final status report filed (sad) (Entered: 02/06/1996)

Feb. 2, 1996

Feb. 2, 1996

PACER
21

Petitioners' information notice filed c/s (sad) (Entered: 02/16/1996)

Feb. 15, 1996

Feb. 15, 1996

PACER

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Endorsed Order entered granting [19-1] motion to extend time to 2/22/96 to file 13 occupancy report . cc/cl (sad)

Feb. 20, 1996

Feb. 20, 1996

PACER
22

HUD'S thirteenth occupancy report filed (sad) (Entered: 02/23/1996)

Feb. 23, 1996

Feb. 23, 1996

PACER
23

Status report by Joseph LoPiccolo, filed. (sad) (Entered: 03/20/1996)

March 18, 1996

March 18, 1996

PACER
24

HUD'S fourteenth Status Report filed c/s (sad) (Entered: 03/26/1996)

March 25, 1996

March 25, 1996

PACER
25

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Memorandum and Order entered. denying [2-1] motion to intervene by James Campano, Joseph LoPiccolo,cc/cl (sad) (Entered: 04/02/1996)

April 2, 1996

April 2, 1996

PACER
26

Motion by N.A.A.C.P. for clarification of [25-1] memorandum order, filed. (sad) (Entered: 04/08/1996)

April 5, 1996

April 5, 1996

PACER
27

Motion by N.A.A.C.P. for clarification of [25-1] memorandum order, filed. (sad) (Entered: 04/15/1996)

April 15, 1996

April 15, 1996

PACER
28

Response by Henry G. Cisneros in opposition to [27-1] motion for clarification of [25-1] memorandum order, filed. (sad) (Entered: 04/29/1996)

April 26, 1996

April 26, 1996

PACER
29

Supplement to Petitioners'Reply to Hud, filed. (seh) (Entered: 06/05/1996)

June 4, 1996

June 4, 1996

PACER
30

Judge Walter J. Skinner . AMENDED Memorandum and Order, on motion to intervene by Old West End Housing Corp., etal entered. Accordingly, the motion to intervene is Denied. cc/cl (sad) (Entered: 06/21/1996)

June 21, 1996

June 21, 1996

PACER
31

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Order entered granting [27-1] motion for clarification of [25-1] memorandum order, granting [26-1] motion for clarification of [25-1] memorandum order . cc/cl (sad) (Entered: 06/21/1996)

June 21, 1996

June 21, 1996

PACER
32

Motion by Henry G. Cisneros to extend time to 8/16/96 to file 14 occupancy report, filed. (sad) (Entered: 08/01/1996)

Aug. 1, 1996

Aug. 1, 1996

PACER

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Endorsed Order entered granting [32-1] motion to extend time to 8/16/96 to file 14 occupancy report . cc/cl (sad)

Aug. 15, 1996

Aug. 15, 1996

PACER
33

Motion by Henry G. Cisneros to extend time to 9/6/96 to file report, filed. (sad) (Entered: 08/20/1996)

Aug. 16, 1996

Aug. 16, 1996

PACER
34

Motion by Henry G. Cisneros for leave to file occupancy report, filed. (sad) (Entered: 09/16/1996)

Sept. 13, 1996

Sept. 13, 1996

PACER

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Endorsed Order entered granting [34-1] motion for leave to file occupancy report . cc/cl (sad)

Sept. 16, 1996

Sept. 16, 1996

PACER
35

HUD'S Fourteenth occupancy report pursuant to III A the Final Decree filed c/s (sad) (Entered: 09/17/1996)

Sept. 16, 1996

Sept. 16, 1996

PACER
36

ASSENTED TO Motion by Henry G. Cisneros to extend time to 9/30/96 to file status report, filed. (sad) (Entered: 09/27/1996)

Sept. 26, 1996

Sept. 26, 1996

PACER
37

HUD'S Fifteenth Status report, filed. (sad) (Entered: 10/03/1996)

Sept. 30, 1996

Sept. 30, 1996

PACER

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Endorsed Order entered granting [36-1] motion to extend time to 9/30/96 to file status report . cc/cl (sad)

Oct. 8, 1996

Oct. 8, 1996

PACER
38

Motion by Henry G. Cisneros to extend time to 2/14/97 to file occupancy report, filed. (sad) (Entered: 02/05/1997)

Feb. 4, 1997

Feb. 4, 1997

PACER

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Endorsed Order entered granting [38-1] motion to extend time to 2/14/97 to file occupancy report . cc/cl (sad)

Feb. 10, 1997

Feb. 10, 1997

PACER
39

Motion by Henry G. Cisneros for leave to file occupancy report, filed. c/s (sad) (Entered: 02/26/1997)

Feb. 25, 1997

Feb. 25, 1997

PACER

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Endorsed Order entered granting [39-1] motion for leave to file occupancy report . cc/cl (sad)

Feb. 27, 1997

Feb. 27, 1997

PACER
40

HUD'S Fifteenth occupancy report pursuant to III.A of the final decree filed (sad) (Entered: 02/27/1997)

Feb. 27, 1997

Feb. 27, 1997

PACER
41

Motion by Henry G. Cisneros to extend time to 4/4/97 to file status report, filed. c/s (sad) (Entered: 03/26/1997)

March 25, 1997

March 25, 1997

PACER

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Endorsed Order entered granting [41-1] motion to extend time to 4/4/97 to file status report . cc/cl (sad)

March 27, 1997

March 27, 1997

PACER

Terminated document: [33-1] motion to extend time to 9/6/96 to file report Requested by P. Lyons. (vah)

March 31, 1997

March 31, 1997

PACER
42

ASSENTED TO Motion by Henry G. Cisneros for leave to file status report late, filed. (sad) (Entered: 04/14/1997)

April 14, 1997

April 14, 1997

PACER

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Endorsed Order entered granting [42-1] motion for leave to file status report late . cc/cl (sad)

April 15, 1997

April 15, 1997

PACER
43

Sixteenth Status report by N.A.A.C.P., filed. (sad) (Entered: 04/15/1997)

April 15, 1997

April 15, 1997

PACER
44

Joint motion by N.A.A.C.P., Henry G. Cisneros to modify consent decree, filed. . (sad) (Entered: 07/14/1997)

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

PACER

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Endorsed Order entered granting [44-1] joint motion to modify consent decree . cc/cl (sad)

July 28, 1997

July 28, 1997

PACER
45

ASSENTED TO Motion by Henry G. Cisneros to extend time to 10/30/97 to file status report, filed. (sad) (Entered: 10/22/1997)

Oct. 21, 1997

Oct. 21, 1997

PACER

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Endorsed Order entered granting [45-1] motion to extend time to 10/30/97 to file status report . cc/cl (sad)

Oct. 21, 1997

Oct. 21, 1997

PACER
46

HUD'S Seventeenth Status report by Henry G. Cisneros, filed. c/s (sad) (Entered: 10/31/1997)

Oct. 30, 1997

Oct. 30, 1997

PACER
47

HUD'S sixteenth occupancy report pursuant to III.A of the Final Decree filed c/s (sad) (Entered: 02/26/1998)

Feb. 25, 1998

Feb. 25, 1998

PACER
48

ASSENTED TO Motion by Henry G. Cisneros for leave to file report late, filed. (sad) (Entered: 10/19/1998)

Oct. 16, 1998

Oct. 16, 1998

PACER

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Endorsed Order entered granting [48-1] motion for leave to file report late . cc/cl (sad)

Oct. 22, 1998

Oct. 22, 1998

PACER
49

HUD'S eighteenth status report filed c/s (sad) (Entered: 10/22/1998)

Oct. 22, 1998

Oct. 22, 1998

PACER
50

ASSENTED TO Motion by Henry G. Cisneros for leave to file status report late, filed. c/s (sad) (Entered: 04/09/1999)

April 9, 1999

April 9, 1999

PACER

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Endorsed Order entered granting [50-1] motion for leave to file status report late . cc/cl (sad)

April 9, 1999

April 9, 1999

PACER
51

HUD'S Nineteenth Status report, filed. (sad) (Entered: 04/09/1999)

April 9, 1999

April 9, 1999

PACER
52

Motion for leave to file HUD'S Occupancy report late, filed. ASSENTED TO (sad) (Entered: 06/08/1999)

June 4, 1999

June 4, 1999

PACER

Case closed, per PJ Lyons: consent decree entered. (vah)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

PACER
53

Motion by Henry G. Cisneros for leave to file status report late, filed. (sad) (Entered: 11/05/1999)

Nov. 4, 1999

Nov. 4, 1999

PACER
54

Joint motion by N.A.A.C.P., Henry G. Cisneros to modify consent decree, filed. . (sad) (Entered: 02/01/2000)

Feb. 1, 2000

Feb. 1, 2000

PACER

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Endorsed Order entered granting [54-1] joint motion to modify consent decree . [EOD Date 2/8/00] cc/cl (sealed)

Feb. 8, 2000

Feb. 8, 2000

PACER

Terminated document: [53-1] motion for leave to file status report late, [52-1] motion for leave to file HUD'S Occupancy report late Requested by pjl. (after review of CJRA report) (vah)

March 31, 2000

March 31, 2000

PACER
55

Motion by N.A.A.C.P. for attorney fees, filed. (sad) (Entered: 09/12/2000)

Sept. 8, 2000

Sept. 8, 2000

PACER
56

Affidavit of Lisa Sloane in suport., re: [55-1] motion for attorney fees, filed. (sad) (Entered: 09/12/2000)

Sept. 8, 2000

Sept. 8, 2000

PACER
57

Affidavit of Natasha C. Lisman in support, re: [55-1] motion for attorney fees, filed. (sad) (Entered: 09/12/2000)

Sept. 8, 2000

Sept. 8, 2000

PACER
58

Motion by Henry G. Cisneros to extend time to 10/24/00 to attorney's fees, filed. (sad) (Entered: 10/05/2000)

Oct. 4, 2000

Oct. 4, 2000

PACER
59

Notice of appearance of attorney for Henry G. Cisneros by Anne G. Depew, filed. (sad) (Entered: 10/12/2000)

Oct. 11, 2000

Oct. 11, 2000

PACER
60

ASSENTED TO Motion by Henry G. Cisneros to extend time to 11/22/00 to respond, filed. (sad) (Entered: 10/20/2000)

Oct. 19, 2000

Oct. 19, 2000

PACER

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Endorsed Order entered granting [58-1] motion to extend time to 10/24/00 to attorney's fees . [EOD Date 10/31/00] cc/cl (sealed)

Oct. 31, 2000

Oct. 31, 2000

PACER
61

Response by Henry G. Cisneros in opposition to [55-1] motion for attorney fees, filed. (sad) (Entered: 11/22/2000)

Nov. 22, 2000

Nov. 22, 2000

PACER
62

HUD'S Twenty-first Status report, filed. (sad) (Entered: 12/21/2000)

Dec. 20, 2000

Dec. 20, 2000

PACER
63

Motion by N.A.A.C.P. for leave to file to submit reply, and for Hearing, filed. (sad) (Entered: 01/19/2001)

Jan. 19, 2001

Jan. 19, 2001

PACER

Motion hearing re: [55-1] motion for attorney fees (sad)

Jan. 23, 2001

Jan. 23, 2001

PACER
64

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Clerk's Notes: re: motion hearing reserving [55-1] motion for attorney fees for district judge Court Reporter: Casy-Price (sad) (Entered: 01/24/2001)

Jan. 23, 2001

Jan. 23, 2001

PACER
65

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Order entered granting [55-1] motion for attorney fees . [EOD Date 3/27/01] cc/cl (sad) (Entered: 03/27/2001)

March 27, 2001

March 27, 2001

PACER

Terminated document: [63-1] motion for leave to file to submit reply, [63-2] motion for Hearing, [60-1] motion to extend time to 11/22/00 to respond Requested by Philip J. Lyons. (vah)

Sept. 30, 2001

Sept. 30, 2001

PACER
66

Assented to Motion by Henry G. Cisneros to extend time to 4/16/02 to file occupancy report, filed. (sad) (Entered: 10/18/2001)

Oct. 18, 2001

Oct. 18, 2001

PACER

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Endorsed Order entered granting [66-1] motion to extend time to 4/16/02 to file occupancy report . [EOD Date 10/23/01] cc/cl (sad)

Oct. 23, 2001

Oct. 23, 2001

PACER
67

ASSENTED TO Motion by Henry G. Cisneros to extend time to 7/16/02 to file occupancy report, filed. (sad) (Entered: 04/10/2002)

April 9, 2002

April 9, 2002

PACER
68

Motion to extend time to 2 and 1/2 weeks to file report, filed. (sad) (Entered: 07/18/2002)

July 16, 2002

July 16, 2002

PACER

Judge Walter J. Skinner . Endorsed Order entered granting [68-1] motion to extend time to 2 and 1/2 weeks to file report . [EOD Date 7/18/02] cc/cl (sad)

July 17, 2002

July 17, 2002

PACER
69

HUD'S eighteenth occupancy report pursuant to III.A of the final decree filed (sad) (Entered: 08/06/2002)

Aug. 1, 2002

Aug. 1, 2002

PACER
70

Notice of withdrawal of counsel by attorney Anne G. Depew for Henry G. Cisneros filed. (sad) (Entered: 08/06/2002)

Aug. 2, 2002

Aug. 2, 2002

PACER
71

Notice of appearance of attorney for Henry G. Cisneros by Patricia M. Connolly, filed. (sad) (Entered: 08/06/2002)

Aug. 2, 2002

Aug. 2, 2002

PACER

Terminated document: terminating [67-1] motion to extend time to 7/16/02 to file occupancy report . (vah)

March 31, 2003

March 31, 2003

PACER
72

MOTION for Indefinite Extension of Time to file HUD'S nineteenth occupancy report by Henry G. Cisneros.(Diskes, Sheila) (Entered: 10/16/2003)

Oct. 9, 2003

Oct. 9, 2003

PACER

Judge Walter Jay Skinner : Endorsement on Motion ORDER entered granting 72 Motion for Extension of Time (Diskes2, Sheila)

Oct. 22, 2003

Oct. 22, 2003

PACER
73

MOTION for Order to for the implement and enforce consent decree by N.A.A.C.P..(Nici, Richard) (Entered: 06/02/2005)

May 23, 2005

May 23, 2005

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Massachusetts

Case Type(s):

Public Housing

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 17, 1978

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

NAACP challenging disbursement of federalhousing funds to cities

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Department of Housing and Urban Development (Boston), Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Housing Authority

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1991 - None

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief denied

Issues

General:

Housing

Housing assistance

Public assistance grants

Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)

Racial segregation

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black