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Under the Federal Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §3601, you have certain rights against discriminatory behavior by the HOA. Similar to the American's with Disabilities Act, but specifically written to address housing issues, the FFHA applies to HOAs and requires reasonable accommodations to allow the disabled to use and enjoy their dwellings. Under the law you have the right to make reasonable modifications to your home to allow for you to live and enjoy the property.
If the HOA is denying you that right you must file a claim of discrimination against the Board within two years of their action.
You can file a complaint with the Washington State Human Rights Commission, the federal Department of Justice or the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.
You can reach the Human Rights Commission here:
You can Reach DOJ here:
You can reach HUD here:
The following link provides useful information to your situation:
It is truly unwise for the Board to take the position that they have. Not only will they need to relent in the end, if you must sue you will be entitled to attorneys fees and damages.
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