Justice Department Reaches Settlement Agreement with Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority

On September 29, 2017, the United States executed a settlement agreement resolving United States v. Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority (D. Kan.). The complaint, filed on October 26, 2015, and amended on September 22, 2016, alleged that three Housing Authority employees engaged in a pattern or practice of sexually harassing female housing applicants and residents, and that some incidents of sexual harassment by employees of the Housing Authority were known to Housing Authority management.

Under the settlement, the defendants pay a total of $360,000 in monetary damages to fourteen current and former KCKHA residents and applicants who were subjected to sexual harassment, as well as $5,000 to the United States in civil penalties.

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