As a part of the Relocation Class Action Settlement the residents of Hartford, Connecticut who were displaced by the City of Hartford Code Enforcement Officials during 2010-2015, will be suitably compensated.
The displaced people in Hartford were entitled to financial assistance and/or temporary safe housing when they relocated as per the Connecticut Law. However, the Hartford Code Enforcement officials failed to aid relocation.
Now, the City of Hartford has agreed to a $2.75 million settlement that will benefit 1700 Hartford families who were forced to leave condemned homes without any financial assistance. The agreement comes after a contempt action was filed against the city by Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc. for not realizing its responsibilities under state law.
As per the agreement, tenants who were asked to vacate condemned buildings will receive a notice from the city regarding their right to claim relocation assistance. The city will also be accepting retroactive applications from previous residents who were displaced due to condemnation of the building caused by fire or due to code violations from Jan. 1, 2010 until Sept. 30, 2015.
The terms of the class action settlement, the Hartford city is liable to pay a total of $3.1 million to exit the lawsuit. Each class member will be receiving an estimated $4,500 each as per the agreed settlement.
The eligible class members can file the claim by October 20, 2018.