DOJ reaches settlement in fair housing act suit

January 13, 2011
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) reached a settlement with Warren Properties Inc., which manages 85 properties with more than 11,000 housing units in 15 states, including a number of properties in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.
     The case involved a person with a mobility impairment who asked to move to a first floor apartment. The request was denied and the individual was hurt when he fell down the stairs.
     Under the agreement, the defendants must pay $1,195,000 to compensate the tenant, along with an additional $55,000 in fees and costs to the government.