Housing And Civil Enforcement Cases Documents

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TENANTS & PROSPECTIVE TENANTS OF BRADFORD PARK APARTMENTS

The United States, through the Department of Justice, has alleged that Aldridge & Southerland, Inc. and Rivers & Associates failed to design and construct the ground-floor apartment units and the common areas at Bradford Park Apartments to include certain features that would allow persons with disabilities to live in and use the units. These features of handicap accessibility are required by the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3604 (f) (3) (c), a federal civil rights law. The Department of Justice alleges, among other things, that the individual residential units have the following deficient designs:

  • The interior doorways in the apartment units are too narrow for persons with disabilities;
  • Some of the bathrooms are inaccessible because they are too small for persons with disabilities;
  • The bathroom walls do not have special reinforcements to allow for the installation of grab bars; and
  • Some entrances into the apartment units are inaccessible to persons with disabilities because of a stoop, step or other impediment.

IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW:

  1. HAS BEEN HARMED IN ANY WAY BY THE LACK OF THESE HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES AT BRADFORD PARK APARTMENTS;
  2. PAID TO HAVE ANY OF THE ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES LISTED ABOVE ADDED TO YOUR UNIT;
  3. KNOW OF ANYONE WHO WAS DISCOURAGED FROM LIVING AT BRADFORD PARK APARTMENTS BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES; OR
  4. ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR APARTMENT RETROFITTED AT NO COST TO ADD ANY OF THE FEATURES OF ACCESSIBILITY LISTED ABOVE,

PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE BY CALLING 1-800-896-7743 OR WRITING TO:

Civil Rights Division

Housing & Civil Enforcement Section

PO BOX 65998

WASHINGTON, DC 20035-5998

ATTN: 175-54-129

Updated August 6, 2015