Friday, January 15, 2010

National News: Win for Accessible Housing

This article is from Civil

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.

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