In the News: East River Co-op’s Dog Policy Battle
Today the Times shines the spotlight on the East River Cooperative on Grand Street, where a dispute over a dog ban has been waging for several years. Co-op management and its board of directors contend that three residents falsely claimed disabilities in order to keep their pets. More from the Times story:
…where the board saw chicanery, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development found discrimination. After a series of losses for the three residents in housing and state appeals courts over the past three years, they filed complaints last year with HUD, arguing that the building was violating their rights under the Fair Housing Act by discriminating on the basis of disability. The agency agreed and referred the cases to the Department of Justice, which sued the co-op in Manhattan federal court in December. Papers have been traded all winter and spring, and it looks as if there will be little resolution until pretrial hearings set for fall.
You can read the full article here.