You will find fact sheets on several important topics coming to this new page. Our first fact sheet is on the newly enacted Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. Fact sheets can be found under the IPAS Resources menu at left or click here for more information.
LAWSUIT CHALLENGES STATE LAW PROHIBITING INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS RESIDING IN INSTITUTIONAL SETTINGS FROM VOTING IN THAT FACILITY’S PRECINCT
IPAS and ACLU of Indiana have filed a class action lawsuit against the State of Indiana, the Indiana Secretary of State, the Clerk of Jefferson County, and members of the Indiana Election Commission alleging that an Indiana state law is unconstitutional as it imposes an undue burden on people with mental illness who reside in institutions in exercising their right to vote... Click here to read press release. Click here to read full complaint.
FAIR HOUSING LAWSUIT ALLEGING DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION FILED AGAINST SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY IN INDIANAPOLIS
Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana and IPAS have filed a federal lawsuit against the owners of Capitol Station apartment complex on Indianapolis' south side. The complaint alleges that the defendants did not take timely action to repair the only elevator in an apartment building which housed residents age 62 years or older. Many residents of Capitol Station had mobility issues which were readily apparent, for whom taking the stairs was dangerous or impossible. Read more below. Click here to read press release. Click here to read full complaint.
FAIR HOUSING CENTER OF CENTRAL INDIANA AND INDIANA PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY SERVICES ANNOUNCE LAWSUIT ALLEGING DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION
FHCCI and IPAS have filed a federal lawsuit against the Grandville Cooperative, Inc. and Kirkpatrick Management Co. Inc. of Indianapolis. The complaint alleges that defendants refused to rent to a family that included a person with disabilities. Click here to read IPAS press release.