1997 issues of The Advocate
Accordingto Judy Fester of the Division, this was the first accessibility case pursued by the stateof Colorado against a developer.
According to complaints, a person using a standard wheelchair could not fit through thebathroom doors in the units.
Theagreement, filed in U.S. District Court in West Palm Beach, resolves a Justice Departmenthousing discrimination suit filed in 1995. The suit alleged that the owners and operatorsof Boca Manor Apartments in Boca Raton and The Meadows Apartments in Kendall engaged in apattern of discrimination on the basis of race and familial status.
The settlementcame in response to a case filed after Hovnanian failed to live up to the an agreementwhich settled a previous accessibility claim.