Philly housing authority target of disability suit

August 28, 1998
Advocates for the disabled on August 27 sued the Philadelphia Housing Authority in federal court, alleging there has been far too little done to make PHA units accessible so that those who cannot walk, see or hear can rent them.
     The suit was filed by Adapt of Philadelphia, an activist group. "Many Philadelphia residents with disabilities continue to live in segregated settings, such as nursing facilities, solely because of the lack of affordable, accessible, and integrated housing," the suit asserts.
     A PHA spokesman couldn't be reached for comment. Adapt's attorney, Stephen F. Gold, contends that the PHA is violating the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.