United States District Court, W.D. North Carolina, Statesville Division
TEMESHA CALDWELL, ALYSSA GOSS, JESSE HUFFMAN, SHAVOUGHNTE HUNT, and LATRENDA PHILLIPS, Plaintiffs,
CITY OF HICKORY PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY, UNIFOUR CAPITAL VENTURES, INC., and MONTELE BURTON, Defendants.
C. Keesler United States Magistrate Judge
May 3, 2016, the Plaintiffs filed an action in federal court,
alleging violations of the federal Fair Housing Act
(“FHA”) and state law causes of action.
Defendants have each denied, and continue to deny, the
allegations made by the Plaintiffs against them, and further
deny that any violation of the FHA has occurred and that they
are liable for such alleged violations. This Consent Decree,
including payment of money for the Settlement Fund, shall not
be construed as an admission or stipulation by any Defendant
that they engaged in the improper acts or conduct alleged by
Plaintiffs, or a finding of fact by the Court, as to the
veracity and validity of the allegations or claims made
against them in the lawsuit filed by the Plaintiffs.
way of the Joint Motion for Entry of this Consent Decree, the
parties, through counsel, hereby consent to the entry of this
IT IS HEREBY ADJUDGED, ORDERED AND DECREED:
SCOPE OF THE CONSENT DECREE
provisions of this Consent Decree shall apply to all
Defendants and their officers, agents, employees, successors,
Consent Decree is effective immediately upon its entry by the
Court. For purposes of this Consent Decree, the phrases
“date of the Consent Decree” and “effective
date” shall refer to the date on which the Court enters
the Consent Decree.
INJUNCTION CONCERNING DEFENDANTS HHA AND UNIFOUR
Defendants HHA and Unifour shall rescind in writing the
January 17, 2017 “Notice of Eviction” issued to
Plaintiff Jesse Huffman as the alleged housing violation that
led to such notice has been remedied.
Defendants HHA and Unifour shall deem indefinitely that
Defendant Burton is “ineligible for rehire” and
shall include such designation in Burton's personnel file
immediately upon the effective date of this Consent Decree.
Defendants HHA and Unifour shall state that Defendant Burton
is “ineligible for rehire” upon any job reference
or referral inquiry it may receive regarding Burton.