Re: competing special needs
From: James Kacki (
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 15:28:28 -0700 (PDT)
A simple common-sense solution might be that the needs of those who already live in the community take precedence over the needs of those looking to join the community. It doesn't seem right or fair that an established community member might be forced to leave because of the needs of someone wanting to join. The people already there ARE the community and anyone wanting to join must want to join those specific people and their circumstances.

On 29-Aug-08, at 4:20 PM, Kay Argyle wrote:

Rotten dilemma.

There may be legal ramifications here. People with service animals are a protected class under the law. I think I'd want to talk to someone who understands the ADA and housing discrimination laws. It would be as well
for the community to understand what her rights are, even if she isn't
pushing them.

My (possibly paranoid) suspicion is that the ADA would give priority to the needs of one service animal's owner over the needs of ten people with severe


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