Eviction case highlights accessibility, repair issues at Nevin Plaza – Richmond Confidential

Eviction case highlights accessibility, repair issues at Nevin Plaza

Mariam Zagub on December 9, 2019

On March 10, 2019, Michael Lewis came home to a notice on his apartment door telling him to vacate the unit where he’d lived for three years at Richmond’s Nevin Plaza housing project.

The notice followed 12 months during which Lewis hadn’t paid his rent due to what he and his lawyer charge were uninhabitable living conditions in an inaccessible upper floor unit, added to the expense of getting a new $2,400 wheelchair that he needs to get around.

Lewis, who is paraplegic, [...]

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