The plaintiff tenant class received final approval from the Court for their $1.5 million negotiated settlement of damages allegedly sustained after being made to endure substandard housing conditions and illegal rent increases by their landlords at their residential rental property. The net settlement proceeds (after fees, costs and administrative expenses) of approximately $1 million dollars will be divided among the class members according to a formula based mainly on each class members’ length of tenancy at the subject property. The proceeds of any uncashed settlement checks will go to benefit Esperanza Community Housing Corp, a nonprofit organization offering support to low-income families and promoting affordable housing to low-income Latino tenants.

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