Smith v. Aveiro

Smith v. Housing & Community Dev. Corp. of Hawai‘i, Civ. No. 04-1-0069K (Haw. Cir. Ct.) and Smith v. Aviero, Civ. No. 04-00309 DAE KSC – filed suits federal and state court on behalf of thousands of public housing residents for the State of Hawai`i’s violation of federal laws regarding utility allowances in public housing resulting in rent overcharges and breach of the rental agreements between the State and low-income tenants; obtained a $2.3 million settlement and caused the State to update utility allowances in compliance with federal law, a benefit of over $1 million per year for public housing residents.


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