Trammel Crow Residential Development and Archstone Smith Trust have signed important Fair Housing Act settlement agreements with The Equal Rights Center (ERC) of Washington DC. Both settlements include “remediation tolerances” that allow certain existing conditions which exceed FHA design requirements to remain. These tolerances have been agreed upon by the ERC and the developer/defendants, but they do not represent an enforceable national standard. For example:
To view the Appendix to the ERC v Trammell Crow settlement listing the agreed upon tolerances, click here (*pdf).