Accessibility upgrades coming to Windcliff Apartments after settlement

June 05, 2016
Residents of Windcliff Apartments off Limestone Parkway in Gainesville might be surprised to learn the U.S. Department of Justice recently reached a settlement with the complex’s property owners in a housing discrimination lawsuit.
     It is one of 71 properties across Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee involved in the lawsuit.
     It is unclear how the alleged violations of the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act came to light, said Amy Montgomery, president of Gateway Construction Company based in Florence, Ala. But the DOJ filed the suit against Allan Rappuhn, chief executive officer of the Gateway Companies, which includes Windcliff Apartments, LLC.
     Montgomery said no known tenants had been involved in the litigation.