Jupiter, FL

Florida condo family files complaint with HUD

August 02, 1998
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is investigating a family's complaint that their son, who uses a wheelchair, has been mistreated by security guards at the condominium complex where they have lived for the past two years. The condominiom's elected board of directors also rejected the family's request to buy a condo unit.

Condo association wants boy in wheelchair out

July 19, 1998
A condominium board has told the family of a 12-year-old boy with muscular dystrophy they have to leave, complaining that his wheelchair damages the property.
     The family of Dorian Couturier had been renting an apartment at the Oceancrest condo for two years, but their lease is up at the end of the month.
     They wanted to buy another unit, but the board voted 6-0 to block the sale last week, saying it had 17 complaints about Dorian from owners and eight complaints by the condo security staff.
     ``Because he's in a wheelchair doesn't give him the right to break the rules,'' board member James Walden said.
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