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Friday, January 15, 2010
National News: Win for Accessible Housing
This article is from Civil Rights.org:
Major Settlement Will Ensure That People with Disabilities Have Access to Housing
January 14, 2010 - Posted by Beth Sadler
In a landmark settlement announced this week, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and its member organizations reached an agreement with A.G. Spanos Companies to increase housing accessibility for people with disabilities. It is the largest fair housing settlement relating to people with disabilities to date, according to NFHA.
The agreement requires Spanos, the fifth largest residential real estate developer in the United States, to retrofit apartments in 11 states with accommodations for people with limited mobility. Spanos will also contribute multi-million dollar funding both locally and nationally to provide other supports and compensations for its residents and others with disabilities.