Wheelchair Bound Couple to Get Ramp After Battle With Landlord [Video]

The couple had been told by their landlord that he would not allow them to put a ramp from their driveway to their door.


A married Naugatuck couple who are wheelchair-bound will finally get a handicap ramp, enabling them to get in and out of their mobile home, after a lengthy battle with their landlord. The landlord, Gerry Genrdon, originally did not want them to install the structure but changed his tune after the story became known statewide. 

Donald and Robin Paul, who live in a mobile home park at 108 Clark Road, took their plight to WTNH Channel 8, whose Count on 8 campaign helped by creating statewide buzz about their struggles. Almost a month after their story originally aired, Gendron recanted, saying he will now allow the ramp.

The couple, who met with Naugatuck Patch earlier this month, was esctatic and thanked Channel 8 for their coverage. The ABC affiliate aired the good news on Wednesday, the day after Christmas. 

See a video at the right of Donald and Robin Paul from their meeting with Patch.

Bill Leete December 27, 2012 at 05:14 PM
The couple live on Clark Road, not Clark Hill Road...........there is no Clark Hill Road in Naugatuck.....that street is in Prospect.
Lisa Molner December 28, 2012 at 02:24 AM
Good for them,dam slumlords!
Grumpy Guy December 28, 2012 at 01:12 PM
This is a bad situation all the way around. The couple probably should not have moved in there in the first place since the wife was already disabled. But the husband was able to care for her so that was the choice they made. Now that he's disabled, the situation has changed. The couple is paying for the ramp so the park owner should find a way to make it happen, not just be an intractable roadblock.Seems like Mr Gendron was being something of a bully here and he only owns or manages the park itself. The couple appears to own the mobile home so they do have SOME rights here.


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