Alderman seeks review of eviction proceedings

City officials are looking into frequent evictions at Clarendon Hill Towers.
City officials are looking into frequent evictions at Clarendon Hill Towers.Mark Wilson/Globe Staff/File 1996

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The company that manages Clarendon Hill Towers in Somerville initiates as many as 30 eviction proceedings per month and recently agreed to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by federal prosecutors, according to court records.

A total of 150 eviction cases have been filed by FHRC Management Corp. since 2010 in Somerville District Court, according to records maintained by the Community Action Agency of Somerville. Last week, there were six court appearances scheduled for such cases, including five bench trials.

City officials in Somerville are calling for an independent review of ongoing issues at the towers.

“When you keep hearing the same thing over and over, you start to think that its not just one or two tenants and that something is going on,” said Ward 7 Alderman Robert Trane.

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