Amended Complaint from U.S. Attorney

Apparently the complaint “United States of America v East River Housing Corp” we distributed on Wednesday and posted to this website yesterday was not the most recent version. The complaint was amended in January to include two more complainants — two more cooperators whose requests to keep pets in the co-op were denied. The amended complaint can be read here.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (credit

The complaint alleges that “individuals who require service or emotional support animals because of a disability” were not offered “reasonable accommodations” by the co-op. Furthermore, based on the existence of more than one case, the complaint alleges a “pattern or practice of resistance to the full enjoyment of rights guaranteed by the Fair Housing Act.”