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Fair Housing Commission investigating NLR ordinances
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Fair Housing Commission investigating NLR ordinances

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV)- The Arkansas Fair Housing Commission is investigating discrimination claims against the city of North Little Rock by local business owner Koy Butler.

"I've had requests to have one in North Little Rock and I was trying to accommodate that request," said Butler, owner of a shared living business for elderly and disabled people. "I'm not sure why anyone would not want to let the elderly disabled be able to live just as everyone else is able to live."

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Butler buys houses and rents to three elderly, disabled clients whose families don't want to put them in nursing homes. Last year he began renovations at a second location on Arlington Drive, but city officials explained because they consider it a nursing home, he would need to apply for a conditional use permit, which they denied on August 22nd.

Arkansas Fair House Commission director Carol Johnson they should make a decision about Butler's claims by the end of the week. Butler plans to ask the city to purchase the house so he can move his business elsewhere.

 

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