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Settlement Reached in Public Housing Case

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Public housing tenants and the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) reached a settlement in the federal class action suit filed last year to challenge the failure of the CRHA to provide adequate electric utility allowances to residents. CRHA’s failure resulted in tens of thousands of dollars of overcharges to low-income Charlottesville residents. The Legal Aid Justice Center is representing tenants, former tenants and the Charlottesville Public Housing Association of Residents in the class action filed in federal court in Charlottesville.

Federal District Court Judge Glen E. Conrad will determine whether to approve or disapprove the agreed settlement at a hearing on November 4, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in the Charlottesville Federal Courthouse.

Official Press Release

Daily Progress Coverage, Oct. 1

Coverage by WCAV CBS19 News

Washington Post Coverage, Oct. 2

Richmond Times-Dispatch, Oct. 6

C-VILLE Article, Oct. 9

Holly Acres Suit Filed

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Two years later, almost to the day, our team is still working to resolve this case for the displaced tenants of the Holly Acres mobile home park, which was flooded by Tropical Storm Lee. Our pro bono partners at Pillsbury – in addition to our own attorneys – have been tireless in their dedication to helping the Holly Acres residents.

“The park owner and manager collected rent every month for years without doing anything meaningful to protect the residents or give them adequate warning that their homes were in danger,” said Jeff Gans, a partner at the D.C. firm.

Read more at The Washington Post

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