Even though apartment complexes are legally obligated to meet federal physical disability requirements, an investigative report released today shows that isnt always the case in New Orleans. In fact, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Centers audit, Access Denied, reveals none of the 22 local apartment complexes GNOFAC examined, complied with the Fair Housing Act or the Fair Housing Amendment Act in terms of accessibility fo.
Here are some of the reports findings:
The report states that all of the audited sites were built after March 1991, when it became a requirement for apartment complexes with four or more units to abide by the Fair Housing Act and its amendments. Thirty seven percent of the units were completed before Hurricane Katrina, and 63 percent were constructed after the storm.
The report does not name any of the 22 apartment complexes. To review the entire audit, click here.