Credit: KENS 5 Staff
4 PERISH IN S.A. GROUP HOME FIRE
When four mentally-disabled residents of the Amistad group home died in a fire in August 2012, it launched an investigation into code compliance and prompted City Hall to craft a new ordinance designed to regulate certain group homes.
“It will be primarily code-related, some registration and licensing and building codes. We won’t get into the quality of health care, that’s really not the function,” said city attorney, Michael Bernard.
Officials estimated they could have 300 unlicensed group homes across San Antonio and they can’t say when any of them have been inspected.