On Behalf of Disabled Veteran, TWC Sues Lubbock Apartment Complex for $100K
The Texas Workforce Commission, on behalf of an unidentified disabled veteran from Lubbock, has filed a lawsuit against Coronado Crossing, located at 3333 Toledo Avenue, for up to $100,000.
KAMC News reports that back in October of 2019, the man signed his lease and made an in-person request for accommodations, as he was in a wheelchair. These accommodations including a grab bar in the bathroom, emotional support animals and a handicap-accessible parking space close to his apartment.
It's said that that the grab bars and emotional support animals were provided, but the man says his requested parking space was not accommodated. The lawsuit says that after almost 2 months, the complex designated a handicap parking space for the entire complex, but this didn't accommodate the man's needs as the spot was often taken up by other tenants, visitors or service vehicles.
The man waiting over the course of 10 months for an accommodated parking space. He then terminated his lease so he could get housing that could provide what he needed. Court records say the man was forced to move out at "significant personal expense."
The man's complaint to the TWC was filed back in September of 2020, and the TWC filed their lawsuit in State District Court on Wednesday, July 7th.
Coronado Crossing has yet to file their side of the story in court.