Florida accommodation issue headed to court

August 29, 1998
The long-running battle between a Beacon Woods East couple and their homeowners association will be decided in U.S. District Court.
     The case, filed Friday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on behalf of Steve and Michelle Sidney, accuses the homeowners association of discrimination against the disabled in enforcement of its deed restrictions.
     At issue is the development's rule that residents cannot park recreational vehicles in private driveways. The homeowners association has said the Sidneys' RV blocks the sidewalk and inconveniences pedestrians. The association wants the Sidneys to park their RV at a lot for large vehicles about a mile from their home.