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The Greater Napa Fair Housing Center, doing business as Fair Housing Napa Valley, is the voice of fair housing in the Greater Napa Valley. FHNV works to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunity for all people through leadership, education, conciliation, outreach, advocacy and enforcement.
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Fair Housing Napa Valley News - Press Release 1-12-10
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Contact: Deidre Swesnik, (202) 898-1661, email@example.com
LANDMARK CIVIL RIGHTS AGREEMENT WILL INCREASE
HOUSING ACCESSIBLITY ACROSS COUNTRY
Nation’s Fifth-Largest Housing Developer to Retrofit Record Number of Apartments for People with Disabilities, Create National Accessibility Fund
WASHINGTON, DC – January 13, 2010 – Today, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and its member fair housing organizations in Atlanta, Ga., Melbourne, Fla., and Napa and Marin, Calif., announced a landmark agreement with the A.G. Spanos Companies to increase housing accessibility for people with disabilities. Under the agreement, the nation’s fifth largest builder of residential real estate will retrofit properties in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, and Texas at an estimated cost of $7.4 million.
The agreement initiates a productive partnership between the Spanos Companies, NFHA, and its member fair housing agencies to make apartments accessible to individuals who use wheelchairs and people with limited mobility. It amicably resolves a lawsuit filed by NFHA and its members against the Spanos Companies under the federal Fair Housing Act’s accessibility requirements, and covers 123 properties built since March 1991. The agreement also establishes a $4.2 million national fund to provide retrofitting grants to people with disabilities across the country.
“At our very first meeting, Michael Spanos, Executive Vice President A.G. Spanos Companies, made it clear that he wanted to be in compliance with the Fair Housing Act,” said Shanna L. Smith, President and CEO of NFHA. “Indeed, the wide-ranging relief described in this agreement is a testament to Mr. Spanos’s commitment not only to comply with the Fair Housing Act but to provide comprehensive remedies guaranteed to increase the availability of accessible housing to thousands of people across the country, whether they live in Spanos-built properties or not.” (read or download the entire document ->)
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