New apartment complexes across Metro area violate Fair Housing A - KMOV.com

New apartment complexes across Metro area violate Fair Housing Act

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Brand new apartment complexes in the St. Louis area are being sued for not being accessible for people with disabilities.

It's the latest development after year-long investigation by the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council.

Apartments in both St. Louis County and St. Charles County had several violations of the Fair Housing Act.

"In 2017, architects, builders, and developers should understand,” said Will Jordan with Housing and Opportunity Council. “I mean all should know the basic requirements for accessibility."

Some of those violations make it impossible for someone in a wheelchair to access the leasing office, mailboxes, or even close the door to the bathroom.

The Fair Housing Act put requirements on all housing built after 1991.

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