CCFJ.NET: Lakeland senior living community in trouble over refusing 27-year-old resident
Article Courtesy of Bay News 9
By Erin Maloney
Published November 2, 2016
LAKELAND — A senior community was found to be in violation of the Fair Housing Act after failing to allow a disabled person to live in the park, even though the person was under the set age limit
Nikole Haase, 27, not allowed to live with mother Linda at Skyview Estates. Nikole is wheelchair-bound and requires constant care. The Case will set precedent, possibly change the way senior communities operate in Florida.
Linda Haase, 55, wanted to move into Skyview Estates in Lakeland to be closer to her family, who also live in the community.
The park, however only allows people 55 and older to live in homes inside the gated property. It does make exceptions for people over 45, if they are also living with a 55 year old.
Haase was allowed to move in, but board members voted to not allow her 27-year-old daughter Nikole to live there because she is too young. Read more: