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DOJ Files Lawsuit Against a Senior Housing Architectural Design Firm

The Justice Department has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against a senior housing architectural design firm, as well as the former and current owners of 15 senior living communities in four states, for housing design failures.

J. Randolph Parry Architects PC, a Riverton, NJ-based architectural design firm that specializes in adaptive reuse and senior housing design, and 15 senior living communities are accused of violating the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act by “failing to design and construct housing units and related facilities to make them accessible to people with disabilities.”

The lawsuit, filed Dec. 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleges that at least 15 multifamily senior living properties have “significant accessibility barriers,” including inaccessible pedestrian routes to building entrances and amenities, inaccessible parking, door openings too narrow for wheelchairs, environmental controls too high or too low for individuals in wheelchairs, and inaccessible bathrooms and kitchens.

Read the source article at McKnight’s Senior Living

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