COLORADO – Aspen couple to get $50K after dog housing lawsuit

Aspen couple to get $50K after dog housing lawsuit 

By THE SENTINEL

January 10, 2020

ASPEN |  The U.S. attorney’s office has ordered an Aspen-area homeowner’s association to pay $50,000 to a couple after they violated the Fair Housing Act by failing to allow a woman to stay in the complex with her emotional support dog.

A judge approved a consent order resolving the dispute between Creekside Condominium Homeowner’s Association and Creekside owner Jason Neilson and his partner Kirsten Swick, The Aspen Times reports.

The argument was over whether Swick’s emotional support dog met the association’s criteria for reasonable accommodation against its no-dogs policy, officials said.

The order also requires the association to also participate in Fair Housing Act training and adopt new accommodation and animal assistance policies and guidelines, court officials said.  Read more:

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