Aggressive Code Enforcement Not Intended to Shut Down Site

July 26, 2009
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Facts: In March 2002, AHF Community Development, LLC, a nonprofit affordable housing provider, acquired the Bent Creek Apartments in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas with funds from a bond issuance by the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation. AHF claimed in court that the City of Dallas violated the Fair Housing Act by devising a plan to shut down Bent Creek. AHF said the city made up building code violations to drive away residents and intimidate managers. The decline in occupancy at Bent Creek caused AHF to default on its bond indebtedness.

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