On March 31, 2016, the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland ruled on the case of Equal Rights Center v. Equity Residential, ensuring persons with disabilities have access to same level of housing as people without disabilities.
The article discusses a lawsuit filed by the Equal Rights Center (ERC), a civil rights nonprofit organization, and the decision by the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland that the defendant must comply with the Fair Housing Act by ensuring that properties are accessible to people with disabilities before they are occupied, not afterwards. The court further ruled in Equal Rights Center v. Equity Residential that developers cannot avoid compliance with this law by transferring properties to another company following development.
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