On November 14, 2012, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) announced that they had settled a housing discrimination lawsuit with HHHunt Corporation, a Virginia-based real estate development company that operates apartment complexes in North Carolina, among other states. According to the press release announcing the settlement, HHHunt “agreed to retrofit inaccessible features” at nine apartment complexes located in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The retrofits wil be completed within the next three years to ensure that the 1,247 units meet federal accessiblity requirements.
As stated in the press release:
The agreement settles claims by NFHA and PVA that HHHunt engaged in a continuous pattern or practice of discrimination against people with disabilities since 2002 by designing and/or constructing multifamily dwellings, and common- and public-use areas, without required accessibility features. Claims remain against J. Davis Architects, PLLC, which designed one or more of the complexes. The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or familial status.
The apartment complexes with alleged violations in North Carolina are: Abberly Place in Garner, NC; Auston Grove in Raleigh, NC; Abberly Green-Mooresville in Mooresville, NC; and Auston Woods in Charlotte, NC.
To read the full press release, click here.