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1 United States v. New York City Housing Authority
1:18-cv-05213-WHP (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 06/11/2018 - Case Ongoing
New York City Housing Authority
New York City Housing Authority
Public Housing
PH-NY-0005
New York County
Coding Complete
On June 11, 2018, the U.S. Government filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York. The plaintiff sued the New York City Housing Authority ("NYCHA") under the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. § 1437d(j)(3)), the federal Anti-Fraud Injunction Act (18 U.S.C. § 1345), and the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 ... [view]
2 Lambert v. Alexander County Housing Authority
3:16-cv-513 (S.D. Ill.)
Filed 05/10/2016 - Closed 2017
Alexander County Housing Authority
Alexander County Housing Authority
Public Housing
PH-IL-0002
Alexander County
Coding Complete
On May 10, 2016, this class-action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on behalf of over 1,000 current and former residents of Alexander County Housing Authority (ACHA) to remedy allegations of rampant discrimination based on race and family status as well as rent overcharges and a failure to maintain ... [view]
3 Wilson v. Seattle Housing Authority
2:09-cv-00226 (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 2009 - Closed 2012
Seattle Housing Administration
Seattle Housing Administration
Public Housing
PH-WA-0001
King County
Coding Complete
One plaintiff brought this class action suit on January 1, 2011, alleging that the administration of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program in Seattle, Washington, discriminates impermissibly against residents with disabilities. The named defendants were the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) and the Executive Director of SHA in his official ... [view]
4 Taylor v. Housing Authority of New Haven
3:08-cv-00557 (D. Conn.)
Filed 04/15/2008 - Closed 2010
The Housing Authority of the City of New Haven
Public Housing
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PH-CT-0002
Coding Complete
On April 15, 2008, disabled participants in New Haven's Housing Choice Voucher ("Section 8") program filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, New Haven Division against the Housing Authority of the City of New Haven ("HANH") and a group of HANH officials, alleging that Defendants discriminated ... [view]
5 Inclusive Communities Project v. Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
3:08-CV-00546-D (N.D. Tex.)
Filed 03/28/2008 - Closed 2018
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
Public Housing
PH-TX-0004
Coding Complete
On March 28, 2008, the Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. (ICP) - a Texas non-profit that helps integrate low-income black families into Dallas's predominately white suburban neighborhoods - filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas against the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) under 42 ... [view]
6 The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
3:07-cv-00945-O (N.D. Tex.)
Filed 05/29/2007 - Closed 2012
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Public Housing
PH-TX-0003
Coding Complete
On May 29, 2007, a fair housing focused nonprofit organization filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1437(f) and 3608(e)(5) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Plaintiff, represented by private counsel, asked the court for injunctive relief, ... [view]
7 Nozzi v. Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
CV 07-00380 GW (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 01/16/2007 - Case Ongoing
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
Public Housing
PH-CA-0002
Los Angeles County
Coding Complete
On January 16, 2007, two recipients of federal benefits under the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program and a non-profit advocacy organization filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiff sued the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The case was assigned to ... [view]
8 Reese v. Miami-Dade County
01-3766-CIV (S.D. Fla.)
Filed 2001 - Closed 2010
Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade Housing Agency
Public Housing
PH-FL-0001
Dade County
Coding Complete
On September 6, 2001 displaced public housing residents represented by Florida Legal Services Inc., the Florida Justice Institute, and the National Housing Law Project filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida alleging that a revitalization plan for their complexes in Liberty City, Miami, Florida ... [view]
9 King v. City of Blakely / U.S. v. City of Blakely Housing Authority
1:00-cv-00109; 1:02-cv-00087-WLS (M.D. Ga.)
Filed 2000 - Closed 2009
Dan Cooper, Executive Director
Blakely Housing Authority
Public Housing
PH-GA-0002
Coding Complete
On June 26th, 2000, several housing tenants filed a lawsuit, known as King v. Blakely, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Plaintiffs sued the Blakely Housing Authority (“BHA”) under the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. §3601), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments. The plaintiffs, ... [view]
10 ADAPT v. Philadelphia Housing Authority
98-cv-4609 (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 08/27/1998 - Closed
Philadelphia
Philadelphia Housing Authority
Public Housing
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PH-PA-0001
Philadelphia
Coding Complete
On August 27, 1998, plaintiff, an advocacy group, filed this lawsuit under §504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 on behalf of persons with mobility impairments eligible for housing assistance from the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA). This action was filed against the PHA in the Philadelphia Division of the United States Court for the ... [view]
11 Blatch v. Franco
1:97-cv-03918 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 05/29/1997 - Closed 2018
New York City Housing Authority
Public Housing
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-NY-0010
Kings County
Coding Complete
On May 29, 1997, mentally disabled tenants of the New York City Housing Authority ("Housing Authority") who have been subjected to eviction proceedings filed a lawsuit, on behalf of themselves and those similarly situated, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Housing Authority alleging violation of Due ... [view]
12 Hollman v. Cisneros
4:92-cv-00712 (D. Minn.)
Filed 07/27/1992 - Closed 2004
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Public Housing
PH-MN-0001
Coding Complete
On July 27, 1992, fourteen minority families and the NAACP filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq., against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, the Minneapolis Community Development ... [view]
13 Christian Community Action v. Cisneros
3:91CV00296 (D. Conn.)
Filed 1991 - Closed 1999
Secretary of Housing and Defendany
Housing & Urban Development
Public Housing
PH-CT-0001
New Haven County
Coding Complete
In 1991, plaintiffs brought this action under the Fair Housing Act. Plaintiffs alleged a housing demolition and replacement plan for the former Elm Haven high-rises in New Haven was being carried out in violation of the Fair Housing Act and HUD siting requirements, as the local housing authority began to locate replacement housing in segregated ... [view]
14 Tinsley v. Pierce
89-23 (W.D. Mo.)
Filed 01/17/1989 - Closed
Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri
Public Housing
PH-MO-0002
Kansas City, MO
Coding Complete
On January 17, 1989, residents of T.B. Watkins Homes, a public housing development operated by the Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, filed a class-action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. §1983 against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the State of Missouri in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of ... [view]
15 Project B.A.S.I.C. v. Kemp
89-248 (D.R.I.)
Filed 1989 - Closed
State of Rhode Island
Public Housing
PH-RI-0001
Providence County
Coding Complete
In April 1989, Project B.A.S.I.C. ("BASIC"), a Rhode Island tenant-advocacy organization, filed a lawsuit against the State of Rhode Island under 42 U.S.C. §1983, the United States Housing Act, the federal Fair Housing Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. The plaintiffs ... [view]
16 Walker v. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
3:85-cv-01210 (N.D. Tex.)
Filed 06/25/1985 - Case Ongoing
Housing Authority of the City of Dallas
Public Housing
PH-TX-0001
Coding In Process
On June 25, 1985, the plaintiffs, several thousand black clients of low-income housing programs in the West Dallas Projects, brought this class action lawsuit against nine Dallas metropolitan suburbs, the Dallas Housing Authority ("DHA"), and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD"). The plaintiffs, represented by ... [view]
17 Todd v. Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri
4:84-cv-00852 (W.D. Mo.)
Filed 1984 - Closed 1988
Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri
Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri
Public Housing
PH-MO-0001
Kansas City, Missouri
Coding Complete
Because this case predates PACER, we had access to a limited number of documents to write this case summary. On August 3, 1984, applicants for public housing who had been or would be denied filed this class action in the Western District of Missouri. The plaintiffs sued the Housing Authority of Kansas City and its Executive Director under 42 U.S ... [view]
18 United States v. Yonkers
No. 80 Civ. 6761 (LBS) (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 12/01/1980 - Case Ongoing
City of Yonkers
Public Housing
School Desegregation
Education
SD-NY-0001
Yonkers
Coding Complete
This is a school and housing desegregation case in Yonkers, New York. The initial complaint was filed by the U.S. Department of Justice in 1980, and the Yonkers branch of the NAACP intervened in 1981 to make the case a class action. After 27 years, the parties settled in 2007, with Yonkers agreeing to build 800 units of public housing in ... [view]
19 Heyer v. New York City Housing Authority and Bennett v. New York City Housing Authority
1:80-cv-01196 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 1980 - Closed 2014
New York Housing Authority
Public Housing
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PH-NY-0004
New York County
Coding Complete
This Clearinghouse record combines two cases, Heyer v. City of New York (S.D.N.Y., filed 1980), and Bennett v. New York City Housing Authority (originally E.D.N.Y., filed 2002; transferred to S.D.N.Y. in 2005 and consolidated with Heyer). On February 20, 1980, individuals with mobility impairments who were eligible for the Section 8 program ... [view]
20 NAACP, Boston Chapter v. HUD
1:78-cv-00850-DPW (D. Mass.)
Filed 04/17/1978 - Case Ongoing
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Public Housing
PH-MA-0001
Boston
Coding Complete
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), ... [view]
21 U.S. v. Public Housing Authority of Albany, GA
CA-1007 (M.D. Ga.)
Filed 1973 - Closed
no defendants on record
Public Housing
PH-GA-0001
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
22 Robertson v. Perk
72-115 (N.D. Ohio)
Filed 1972 - Closed
no defendants on record
Public Housing
PH-OH-0003
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
23 Youritan Construction Co. v. USA
C 71 1163 ACW (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 1971 - Closed
no defendants on record
Public Housing
PH-CA-0003
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
24 Crow v. Brown
14954 (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 1970 - Closed
no defendants on record
Public Housing
PH-GA-0003
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
25 Valtierra v. Housing Authority of the City of San Jose
Nos. 52076, C-69-1-RFP (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 1969 - Closed
no defendants on record
Public Housing
PH-CA-0004
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
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