AUG 23 1994 The Honorable Christopher Cox Member, U.S. House of Representatives 4000 MacArthur Blvd.

East Tower, Suite 430 Newport Beach, California 92660 Dear Congressman Cox: This is in response to your inquiry on behalf of your constituent, XX who seeks information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). XX asks whether the Leisure World community she lives in is subject to the ADA. As her letter indicates, strictly residential facilities are not subject to the ADA. However, some facilities include residential units along with places of public accommodation that are covered by the ADA, such as a doctor's office, retail store, or social service center establishments. In those circumstances, the portions of the facility that comprise the public accommodations and common areas, such as parking, entrances, lobbies, and restrooms, that serve the public accommodations are subject to the ADA. This Department does not make determinations about the specific ADA obligations of particular facilities except in the context of complaint investigations. We therefore cannot say whether or to what extent the Leisure World facility in question is subject to the requirements of the ADA. XX should also be advised that regardless of the applicability of the ADA, residential facilities are subject to the Fair Housing Act, as amended, which also prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Further information about the Fair Housing Act can be obtained from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street S.W., Washington, D.C. 20410, 202-208-1422. FOIA 01-03367​ -2-

I hope this information is useful to you in responding to your constituent. If XX has further questions about the ADA, she may contact the Department's ADA information line at 1-800-514-0301 between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EDT. Sincerely, Deval L. Patrick Assistant Attorney General Civil Rights Division 01-03368 ​ RECEIVED JUN 24 1994 Dear Ann I rewrote letter as copy was too faint Perhaps I did not make my request properly In reading some Questions & Answers I received from Consumer Information Center, this pamphlet states Question: Does the ADA cover private apartments and private homes? Answer - The ADA does not cover XX residential private apartments and homes - If, however, a place of public accomodation, such as a doctor's office or day care center, is located in a private residence, those portions of the residence used for that purpose are subject to the ADA's requirements. My question is - are we in Leisure World in that category? Would appreciate your finding the answer. Thank you, XX 01-03369 Feb 21, 1994 Department of Justice Mr James P Turner

Constitution Ave & 10th ST. NW. Washington, D.C. 20530 Dear Mr. Turner: I am writing to ask you to look into some of the "Abstracts" in regards to the ADA act of 1992 It seems when this Act was passed, the main purpose was mostly for the public at large, and did not pertain to private communities. We moved here 13 years ago knowing it to be a Senior Active Community (Private) There are over 17,000 residents living here, 95% are active seniors, and 5% became disabled after moving in. We pay a monthly maintenance fee, paid in and bought a share in the United Mutual Co-op therefore I believe it not fair to ask 95% of residents to contribute to the 5% disabled. I am not an uncaring person but do believe in sharing what I entered into L.W for - an active senior community, and being a private community should not 01-03370 be made to adhere to the ADA act. Please send me information that would clarify whether Leisure World is subject to the ADA act. Thanking you in advance, XX XX XX LAGUNA HILLS, CA XX 01-03371 ​ Feb 21, 1994 Department of Justice Mr. James P Turner Constitution Ave + 10th St NW Washington, D.C. 20530 Dear Mr. Turner. I am writing to ask you to look into some

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