Fair Housing Act: Reasonable Accommodations Follow Up

On February 10, 2017, we described a recent ruling in a fair housing case entered in the Oregon District Court in relation to a family's suit against a Keizer community association.  That case involved a family's request for an accommodation to park an RV in front of their home to assist with transporting their daughter.  The request to the Association was accompanied by letters from two of the daughter's healthcare providers documenting the daughter's disabilities and explaining the necessity of the RV for transportation purposes. As explained in our prior blog post, the judge held that the Association violated state and federal fair housing laws by denying the family's request for a reasonable accommodation. As a follow up to that blog post, we are writing to note that the Oregonian recently reported that the family settled their lawsuit with the Association for $300,000.  The full Oregonian article can be found here.