The Department of Justice reaches largest housing settlement agreement under the Fair Housing Act

The Department of Justice (DOJ) reached the largest ever housing settlement agreement under the Fair Housing Act with Texas-based JPI Construction and its six affiliates. JPI has built over 200 multifamily properties in 26 states and the District of Columbia since 1991. DOJ found accessibility problems in 32 of its multifamily housing complexes where JPI failed to include features that would make them accessible to people with disabilities. Under the settlement, JPI will pay over $10 million into an accessibility fund which will be used to retrofit the properties and increase the number of accessible housing units and will pay a civil penalty of $250,000. For more information, see DOJ’s press release.

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