The rights of people living with physical disabilities have always been closely entwined with the issue of housing discrimination. In some instances, cases involving discrimination and the disabled have appeared on the news: Four years ago, the Florida attorney general’s office sued an association in East Naples on the behalf of a paralyzed man whose wheelchair accessible truck was parked in the driveway. Last year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Development accused a co-op in White Plains of discrimination for not allowing an exception in its procedures for a disabled person to purchase a unit.
New York City has the toughest housing discrimination ordinances in the nation, according to Deborah B. Koplovitz, an attorney with Anderson Kill, a Manhattan-based law firm that represents many co-op and condominium buildings. Koplovitz spoke about housing discrimination back in June at an event hosted by her firm, and The Cooperator spoke with her to discuss some of the unique issues facing owners, associations and corporations today.
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