Owner May Be Liable for Discrimination Related to Renovation Work

January 2, 2012
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Facts: A disabled resident's immune system is unable to filter out toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde and asbestos. She sued the site owner and property management company for discrimination under the Fair Housing Act, claiming that they failed to make a reasonable accommodation for her disability, and under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires nondiscrimination and reasonable accommodation among recipients of federal financial assistance.

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