What If I Told You?

What if I told you that a town in Pennsylvania had intentionally ignored federal ADA standards on nearly half of the homes built in a major development, would you believe it?

If you were told that this builder was allowed to intentionally ignore federal standards requiring wheelchair access to 100% of the new condos in this township, would you find that acceptable? Would you feel that a federal lawsuit might be justified?

Well, that’s what’s happening in a Bethlehem Township, where city inspectors intentionally ignored federal rules mandating wheelchair access on new condo developments. Developers have been allowed to run roughshod over laws that require protection for the handicapped. And yes, a lawsuit has been filed.

What’s going on in Pennsylvania, anyway?

(link to Express-Times story on ADA lawsuit)


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Ward Lucas is a longtime investigative journalist and television news anchor. He has won more than 70 national and regional awards for Excellence in Journalism, Creative Writing and community involvement. His new book, "Neighbors At War: the Creepy Case Against Your Homeowners Association," is now available for purchase. In it, he discusses the American homeowners association movement, from its racist origins, to its transformation into a lucrative money machine for the nation's legal industry. From scams to outright violence to foreclosures and neighborhood collapses across the country, the reader will find this book enormously compelling and a necessary read for every homeowner. Knowledge is self-defense. No homeowner contemplating life in an HOA should neglect reading this book. No HOA board officer should overlook this examination of the pitfalls in HOA management. And no lawyer representing either side in an HOA dispute should gloss over what homeowners are saying or believing about the lawsuit industry.

3 thoughts on “What If I Told You?

  1. Deborah Goonan

    I wonder – does liability go all the way back to architectural plans approved by the township? If so, it boggles the mind.

    And almost half of all new construction is not ADA compliant? What ELSE is not up to current building codes?

  2. Dee Dee

    Someone got their palm greased.

    That is the person to pursue.

    I’ve been around for eight decades.

    I know how these people operate.

  3. Pingback: “What’s going on in Pennsylvania, anyway?” and “What if I told you?” – Ward Lucas, www.Neighborsatwar.com and www.lehighvalleylive.com. | Nesara Network

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