Kentucky Community to Pay Up to $42K to Fix Alleged Design Flaws

Kentucky Community to Pay Up to $42K to Fix Alleged Design Flaws



The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners recently announced a $42,000 conciliation agreement resulting from a disability discrimination complaint in violation of federal and state law. The complaint was made by the Lexington Fair Housing Council, which claimed that a housing community was inaccessible to people with disabilities in a number of its design elements.

The community owner denied any violation of the law. After the commission found probable cause to believe discrimination had occurred, the parties agreed to conciliate the matter rather than continue litigation.

The community agreed to pay $7,000 to the Lexington Fair Housing Council and $10,000 to the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights for attorney fees and the cost of administrative process. In addition, the community agreed to correct the alleged design problems and place $25,000 in an account to be managed by a third party and the council. The community also agreed to report to the commission for law compliance.

Source: Kentucky Commission on Human Rights