TEXAS – Blind man fights HOA over fence blocking him from bus stop
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A blind man is suing his homeowner’s association after a fence they put up blocked his access to public transportation. Chris Prentice has been waging this fight for more than two years, and has now filed a lawsuit. Prentice said he bought his home in the Berdoll Farms neighborhood in Del Valle because of the access to public transportation. When the subdivision was initially built, there were several gates in the fence surrounding the neighborhood. Those gates allowed residents to walk through to the public CapMetro bus stops. But after several break-ins in the neighborhood, the HOA erected a high fence to stop people from walking through.
Prentice appealed several times to his HOA to replace the gate. The removal of that gate access means he has to walk all the way around to the bus stop, which he said is close to a mile. Read more: