Lawsuit settlement is still being finalized

Reports of a settlement agreement between the Village of Hinsdale and Trinity Sober Living were based on a document that has not been finalized, Hinsdale village manager Kathleen Gargano told The Hinsdalean.

“The village will comment when we have signed agreements,” she said.

The legal battle has been going on for three years between the village, Trinity and the U.S. Department of Justice over the right to convert a single-family residence into a living unit for those recovering from substance use disorder.

Trinity purchased the home at 111 N. Grant St. in 2019 for use as a sober house for up to 10 residents, which the village said violated its restriction against more than three unrelated people living in a single-family home. The village filed a complaint in DuPage County Circuit Court in August 2019 to enforce the rule, while Trinity filed a federal lawsuit against Hinsdale in November 2019 for discrimination. The DOJ joined Trinity’s suit a year later, alleging the village violated the Fair Housing Act.