Richmond apartment developers accused of discrimination against disabled

October 23, 2014
Developers of a new apartment community in Richmond are accused of discriminating against the disabled. A video on the internet appears to be at the center of a federal lawsuit against owners of The Shockoe Valley View Apartments.
     The video shows conditions in and around the building, located off Cedar Street. It has a pretty nice view, but developers are now facing this lawsuit for things like steps with no way for a person in a wheelchair to enter the apartment.
     The complex has now been slapped with a lawsuit from the National Fair Housing Alliance and Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) for alleged discrimination against people with disabilities.
     HOME president Heather Krislip said, “This property was quickly identified as one of the worst cases that we had ever seen.”