Parking for Disabled Residents
Unless an association is a commercial common interest development, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not apply. However, the Fair Housing Act (FHA) does apply and residential associations are required to reasonably accommodate a disabled resident's request for special parking. It is reasonable for an association to require a disabled owner to surrender his or her non-accessible parking space in exchange for a handicapped accessible space closer to his or her unit. Always consult with an experienced homeowner association attorney for legal advice when needed.
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