Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lawsuit Filed To Protect Renters in Orange County

The City of Garden Grove, Orange County, is moving forward with plans to eliminate over 100 units of affordable housing to make way for a hotel and water park. That's right, low-income seniors and families being tossed out of their homes for a water park.

Renters at the Travel Country RV Park, together with the Orange County ACORN, are saying "no way." This week, they filed a lawsuit against the City of Garden Grove seeking an order requiring the city to replace the affordable housing slated to be destroyed. The lawsuit also seeks an order requiring the city to adopt a new relocation plan that includes adequate relocation benefits for residents to be displaced for the development.

Public Counsel Law Center, California Affordable Housing Law Project and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP are representing the plaintiffs in this important case.

Click here for Public Counsel's press release, and click here for news coverage.

We're following the case and we will keep you up to date.

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