Rabu, 12 Desember 2012

Deaf Residents Worry Feds Will Evict Them

TEMPE, AZ (CBS5 Video) - Valley Deaf residents worry feds will evict them.

It's a one-of-kind award winning Valley community making a big difference in the lives of the disabled.

But now, some residents of the Apache ASL Trails senior living complex in Tempe are worried that the federal government will soon ask them to move out.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development claims that Apache ASL Trails is violating the Fair Housing Act by having too many Deaf people in the same complex.

The complex is accused of discriminating against other disabled and non-disabled people by not giving them an equal shot to live there.

The unique 75-unit facility which opened last year has received national recognition as one of the country's best special-needs housing projects. Each room is specially designed to help Deaf residents. Strobe lights and visual cues are built in everywhere, including door bells and fire alarms.

Property Manager Linda Russell told CBS5 that they don't discriminate against anyone, but now, a number of residents are worried the federal government will force them to move out. Read more: http://www.kpho.com/story/20320760/valley-deaf-residents-worry-feds-will-evict-them

Source: kpho.com

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