Friday, January 15, 2010

Big win for disabled renters

Garrance Burke reports in an Associated Press article that under the terms of a settlement announced Wednesday by the National Fair Housing Alliance, the Stockton-based A.G. Spanos Companies will be required to retrofit 82 apartment buildings in 14 states to ease access for the disabled.

In what is likely one of the largest settlements "of its kind":
the companies will pay about $7.4 million to rehab up to 12,300 rental apartments, and will set up a $4.2 million fund for disabled renters and homeowners across the country who want to redo their own homes, bringing the total cost to about $14 million, the housing advocacy group said.
Read the full article.

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