Legal Aid Of NC Settles Accessibility Complaints Against Five Triad Apartments Complexes

Legal Aid Of NC Settles Accessibility Complaints Against Five Triad Apartments Complexes

10:38am Nov 16, 2020
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Legal Aid of North Carolina has settled housing discrimination complaints against five apartment complexes in the Triad. 

The complaints were filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, alleging that the apartment complexes were inaccessible to people with disabilities. That would place them out of compliance with the federal Fair Housing Act. Three of the complexes are in Guilford County, and two are in Forsyth County.

According to a news release, a conciliation agreement has been reached with all five properties. HUD has approved accessibility modifications to 325 ground floor units as well as to common areas. Modifications will include providing accessible routes to apartment units, retrofitting interior and garage spaces, and repositioning access to recreation areas. The total cost of the modifications is expected to be $1.3 million.

Builders, architects, and owners will also be required to undergo training on federal housing requirements for people with disabilities.

The complexes involved are Brightwood Crossing Apartments in Whitsett; Chamberlain Place Apartments in Clemmons; Granite Ridge Apartment in Greensboro; Lafayette Landing Apartments in Jamestown; and Robinhood Court Apartments in Winston-Salem.

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