The city has just announced the lottery to be placed on waiting lists for one-and two-bedroom Mitchell-Lama co-ops in the FortGreene/Clinton Hill part of Brooklyn.
One-bedroom units run $13,599-$16,757 and two-bedroom apartments, $18,985. Monthly carrying charges are no more than $620 for the small units and $722 for the bigger ones.
As is the practice of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, however, there is no clue either in the ad or on the department’s Web site just which buildings will be available. And unfortunately, I do not know the neighborhood well enough to guess.
When most of us think of the Fair Housing Act, what occurs first is its prohibition against discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or familial status.
Perhaps we overlook the additional requirement to treat fairly someone with a handicap.
Although I hope no one who reads this post is or will be disabled, chances are pretty good you at least know someone who fits the federal definition as articulated in the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, it says: