Lech was given $5,000 from the city for temporary rental assistance and for his insurance deductible. His insurance company paid him $345,000 for the damage to the home. Lech has since rebuilt the home, but said the money did not cover the costs to demolish, remove and rebuild the home.
“The bottom line is that destroying somebody’s home and throwing them out in the street by a government agency for whatever circumstances is not acceptable in a civilized society. It destroyed our lives completely,” Lech told the Denver Post.
Lech told The Post that he would hope the case would be considered by the U.S. Supreme Court.
“This can’t go on in this country,” he said. “There has to be a limit. There has to be accountability,” Lech said.