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Case Name Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities v. Colorado Homeless Families, Inc. FH-CO-0003
Docket / Court 1:13-cv-02782-WJM-MEH ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Attorney Organization Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
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 ... read more >
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.

Asma Husain - 10/05/2015


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Defendant-type
Multi-family housing provider
Single family housing provider
Disability
disability, unspecified
Discrimination-area
Housing Sales/Rental
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Housing
Housing assistance
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Type of Facility
Non-government non-profit
Causes of Action Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Colorado Homeless Families, Inc.
Plaintiff Description A Colorado non-profit organization that serves parents with disabilities.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2014
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Insurer Must Pay $100.5 Million in Redlining Case
The New York Times
Written: Oct. 27, 1998
By: Joseph B. Treaster
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Nationwide Settles Virginia Redlining Suit
Property Casualty 360
Written: May. 06, 2000
By: Amanda Levin
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  The Origins of Fair Lending Litigation
Written: Dec. 04, 2008
By: Andrew Nash (Washington University in St. Louis)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:13-cv-02782-WJM-MEH (D. Colo.) 04/11/2014
FH-CO-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 10/11/2013
FH-CO-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement 04/11/2014
FH-CO-0003-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulated Notice of Dismissal with Prejudice 04/11/2014 (D. Colo.)
FH-CO-0003-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Martinez, William Joseph (D. Colo.)
FH-CO-0003-0003 | FH-CO-0003-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Fox, Timothy Patrick (Colorado)
FH-CO-0003-0001 | FH-CO-0003-0002 | FH-CO-0003-0003 | FH-CO-0003-9000
Longtin, Courtney Su Faye (Colorado)
FH-CO-0003-0001 | FH-CO-0003-0002 | FH-CO-0003-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Kelly, William James III (Colorado)
FH-CO-0003-0002 | FH-CO-0003-0003 | FH-CO-0003-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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