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I recently moved into a group home. I ama high level quad due to a spinal cord injury. There are 7 of us living in this group home and all 7 of us require the use of a wheelchair for our mobility. However all entrances to this facility are not in compliance with ADA standards and I’m very concerned because there is no accessible entrance/exit to this home. What are the legal requirements for wheelchair accessible that apply to group homes? My major concern is if there is a fire or other emergency that requires us to quickly exit the facility I we are unable to evacuate without significant assistance. Please understand that there is only one staff on duty at any given time. Please advise. Thank you.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

I live in Chandler, Arizona.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Not that I know of. I would like to know what the requirements are so if a complaint is filed, I know what I can ask for.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Not necessarily. I’m just oncerned for our safety.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
My question is in my original contact.
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Thank you for your reply. I guess I cannot help you because what you think is there is not. Best wishes, I will opt out and leave this for some other contributor since you refuse to answer my question.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I don’t understand your response. Is the group home required to have a wheelchair accessible entrance/exit?
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