Bill designed to give seniors more housing rights almost the law

September 11, 2015

State legislation sparked by a local man’s tussle with a Pacific Grove retirement facility to get back the deposit on his mother’s apartment is on its way to being law.

On Tuesday, the State Assembly passed SB475, legislation introduced by Sen. Bill Monning that would require — among other things — “continuing care retirement communities,” such as Forest Hill, to adhere to a timetable to repay a resident’s deposit for a unit after they’ve vacated it. It would also require that interest be paid on deposits until they’re returned.

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