Monongalia

NOTICE

010071734 August 25

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
CLARKSBURG DIVISION

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, )
)
Plaintiff, )
) CASE NO. 1:14-CV-165 (Keeley)
v. )
)
BIAFORA’ S INCORPORATED, d/b/a )
METRO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT; )
FACONCREST LLC; FIVE STAR )
HOLDINGS, LLC; METRO RENTALS )
LLC; METRO RENTALS II LLC; RDR )
PROPERTIES, LLC; RDR PROPERTIES )
II LLC; THE GABLES LLC; THE )
WOODLANDS LLC; 3BT LLC; and CMC)
COMPANY LLC, )
)
Defendants. )
__________________________________ )

NOTICE TO POTENTIAL VICTIMS OF ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION AGAINST
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AT BIAFORA’ S INCORPORATED (D/B/A METRO
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT) APARTMENT COMPLEXES

On July 24, 2015, the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia entered a Consent Order resolving a housing discrimination lawsuit brought by the United States against Biafora’ s, Inc., et al., and related apartment complex owners at twenty-three apartment complexes throughout West Virginia. The United States alleges that the units and many common use areas (for example, rental offices, routes to amenities, etc.) are not accessible to persons with physical disabilities. As part of the Consent Order, Defendants have agreed to retrofit covered dwelling units and common use and public use areas to comply with the Fair Housing Act and, where applicable, the Americans with Disabilities Act at the following apartment complexes:
a. Ashley Oaks, Morgantown, West Virginia
b. Burrough’ s Place, Morgantown, West Virginia
c. Cedar Ridge, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
d. City Gardens, Morgantown, West Virginia
e. Courtyard West, Morgantown, West Virginia
f. Crestview Apartment Homes, Bridgeport, West Virginia
g. Crosswinds, Fairmont, West Virginia
h. Falconcrest, Fairmont, West Virginia
i. Glenlock, Morgantown, West Virginia
j. Glenlock South, Morgantown, West Virginia
k. Grapevine Village, Morgantown, West Virginia
l. Metro Towers, West Virginia; the covered dwelling units are located in the Northeast, Ease,
and West buildings
m. Mountainview, Morgantown, West Virginia
n. Orchard Crossings, Morgantown, West Virginia
o. Parkview Apartment Homes at Charles Pointe, Bridgeport, West Virginia
p. Pinecrest Office Plaza and Apartments, Morgantown, West Virginia
q. Skyline, Morgantown, West Virginia
r. Stonewood, Morgantown, West Virginia
s. The Gables, Bridgeport, West Virginia
t. The Woodlands, Fairmont, West Virginia
u. Valley View Woods, Morgantown, West Virginia; specifically the covered dwelling units are
located in Building 1100 and Building 1300
v. Villages at West Run, Morgantown, West Virginia
w. Vista del Rio, Morgantown, West Virginia

The Consent Order establishes a Settlement Fund to compensate persons who have been harmed as a result of this alleged discrimination at any of the above-named complexes. You or members of your family may be qualified to recover from the Settlement Fund if you or members of your family allege that you:
• were discouraged from living at any of the above-named complexes because of the lack of
accessible features of the apartment or the complex;
• rented an apartment but were unable to use, or had difficulties using portions of your apartment or the
complex because they were not accessible (including the inability to have visitors who have disabilities);
• paid to have any portion of your apartment or the complex modified to be more accessible;
• were not informed about, or offered, all available apartment units because of your disability
or the disability of someone who would be living with you; or
• requested and were denied a reasonable accommodation for your disability or the disability of
someone who was living with you.

If you believe you have been harmed because of your disability at any of the above-named apartment complexes, or if you have information about someone elso who may have been harmed, please contact the United States Department of Justice at: 1-800-896-7743, ext. 2

You also may write to United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Housing and Civil Enforcement Section, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.-G St., Washington, DC, 20530, Att: DJ 175-83-17

***You must call or write no later than 365 days from July 24, 2015 to be eligible for compensation, and your telephone message or letter must include your name, address, and, if possible, at least two telephone numbers where you may be reached.