OREGON – Judge rules for family in suit against Keizer HOA
A federal judge has ruled that a Keizer homeowners’ association violated state and federal fair housing laws by not accommodating a family of former residents of McNary Estates, whose daughter has multiple disabilities.
Gary and Renee Kuhn bought a home in the Keizer neighborhood in 2005. Five years later, their daughter, Khrizma, 34, began living with the couple full time. The Kuhns are the legal guardians for their daughter, who has Down syndrome and autism, uses a wheelchair outside the home and suffers from severe bowel incontinence.
Her incontinence problems worsened in 2014. Because she needs to be near a toilet at all times, the Kuhns and their medical providers decided in March 2015 that a motor home would be the best way for Khrizma to travel. She could always be near a restroom and use the motor home’s shower in case she soiled herself.
The Kuhns asked the McNary Estates Homeowner’s Association for an exception to a rule preventing parking a motor home in their driveway, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. Read more: