What would you do if you lost your civil rights?
AAAAA Management Company,
To Whom It May Concern:
CC: Memo of December 2, 2014
Occupants received a notice on our doors Dec 2nd 2014. Included is a section concerning dogs and their acceptable walking areas? It states we are NOT ALLOWED to walk our dogs or let them urinate or defecate in any areas accessible to the rest of the tenants. We will be written up if they do so. We must leave the building and curb our dogs on the street to obey the notice, even though there are appropriate areas on the grounds for them to relieve themselves. Of course tenants should be given warnings if they do not pick up after their dogs.
My service dog and I are allowed equal access under Unrah Act, ADA, and Fair Housing. If I am not allowed access, it means that I am being discriminated against under all three rules that protect people with disabilities and the use of a service dog.
- The closest exit is the lobby door. When I am unable to walk due to multiple disabilities and getting my service dog outside the lobby door is most accessible.
- When in serious pain or illness, I am in PJ’s and because of this memo; I would be exposed to public view and thus be humiliated. I comply with going out the front of building when I feel healthy and safe.
- I have lived in HUD housing for 8 years give or take. The letter states that past managers and management did not allow dogs around the property. TTTTT management and all managers have allowed me the enjoyment of the property with my service dog by my side whether for enjoyment or if I needed to get to closest exit for my service dog.
- After signs, NO PETS had been put up I was still able to enjoy the back sitting area’s on the bench’s, because my service dog is not a pet. No pets are allowed in rec room and, yet I am allowed with my service dog. What is the difference between sitting in the back of building 1 and the rec room?
- If I couldn’t walk for one day due to my disability, management accommodated me by letting my service dog out quickly in the courtyard so that my service dog could go potty.
- This means all other tenants can go in back of building 1 and I cannot with my service dog.
I am grateful for where I live and do everything I can to follow rules.
ADA AND UNRUH ACT
The Unruh Act was made up to protect our civil rights by limiting discrimination due to age, color, sex or being disabled. Access in areas of public places, education, employment, public transportation, housing and much more. The ADA is defined as The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and gives federal civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, housing and state and local government services and telecommunications.
The ADA prohibits discrimination against disable people.
No individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of anyplace of public accommodation by any person who own… or operates a place of public accommodation.
(42 U.S.C. 12182 (a).)
I look forward to working this matter out.
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