Please read this notice carefully. Your legal rights may be affected whether or not you act.
On July 13, 2021, the Court issued its Final Order Approving the Class Settlement and Approving the Proposed Allocation of Settlement Funds.
If there are no appeals from the Final Approval Order, then Settlement Checks are expected to be mailed to participating Settlement Class members on or before September 11, 2021.
You may Benefit from this Settlement If You Resided at a Property Owned and/or Managed by Hispanic Housing Development Corporation (“HHDC”) or an Entity Owned or Controlled by HHDC in Chicago, IL between May 1, 2014 and February 16, 2021.
This Settlement resolves litigation concerning alleged statutory violations and other allegedly unlawful acts with respect to the proposed Class of individuals who resided in one of the approximately 1,900 units in Chicago, Illinois owned and/or managed by HHDC or an entity owned or controlled by HHDC in the case entitled Hill, et al. v. Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, an Ill. Corp, et al. Case No. 2017-CH-07774 (the “Litigation”).
The Class consists of three Subclasses: A, B and C as described here. The amount of your payment will be based on your Subclass.
Do you need to submit a Claim Form?
- NO: If you received a legal notice in the mail addressed specifically to you at an HHDC Property with your Subclass designation printed on the mailing envelope, you do not need to submit a Claim Form. This means that you are on the Class List and you will automatically receive a payment from this Settlement.
- YES: If you are a Former Tenant who qualifies as a Class Member or if you moved from an HHDC Property after February 16, 2021, or If you otherwise qualify as a Class Member but did not receive a legal notice in the mail addressed specifically to you at an HHDC Property with your Subclass designation printed on the mailing envelope, then submitting a Claim Form is the only way to receive a payment. The deadline to submit claims has expired.
What are the benefits of the Settlement?
The proposed Settlement establishes:(a) “Common Fund Settlement Amount” totaling $1,500,000.00 which includes an estimated $942,500.00 for “Net Settlement Consideration” and (b) prospective relief.