Housing Co-op discriminates against 12-year old girl with cerebral palsy

March 15, 2016

Disability Justice, Media Coverage, News

Wheelchair ramp sign

The New York Daily News reports on a federal lawsuit filed on February 25, 2016 by NYLPI’s Disability Justice Program against a housing co-op and management company that have discriminated against a 12-year old girl with cerebral palsy.  For years, the defendants refused repeated requests for a wheelchair accessible entrance at the girl’s Jackson Heights home, leaving her with no safe way to enter or exit. The lawsuit seeks to provide safe, accessible building access for the girl and to require the defendants to create procedures for responding to requests for reasonable accommodations.

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