NEVADA – HOA to pay $65K after banning family’s ambulance

timesunion.com: HOA to pay $65K after banning family’s ambulance
By Michelle Rindels, Associated Press
October 30, 2013

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas homeowners association agreed to pay $65,000 to a family after refusing to allow them to park an ambulance they used for their disabled son in the driveway, federal officials said Wednesday.

The HOA admits no wrongdoing in the settlement announced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. But the payment will put closure on the disability discrimination complaint that was filed last December.

“Homeowners associations must grant reasonable accommodations that enable residents to meet the needs of family members with disabilities,” Bryan Greene, HUD’s acting assistant secretary for fair housing, said in a statement. “Homeowners associations have the same responsibility as housing providers to follow fair housing laws.”  Read more:

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