HOUSTON – A disabled veteran’s unsuccessful search for an apartment is the focus of a federal lawsuit that was filed on May 14.
Jason Morgan alleges in the suit that Cherry Street Apartments, Ltd., and KWA Construction, L.P. failed to design and construct apartments with accessible and useable features for people with disabilities as required by the Fair Housing Act.
Morgan, a retired Air Force Staff Sergeant whose legs were paralyzed due to injuries sustained while on a Special Forces operation in South America, says the Cherry Street Apartments at Northgate in College Station had “accessibility problems that would interfere with his ability to navigate his wheelchair through and otherwise access the facilities.”
“The existence of barriers and the lack of accessible features deterred the plaintiff from renting an apartment at the property,” the original petition says.
Consequently, Morgan seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.
He is represented by Eric G. Calhoun of the law firm Calhoun & Associates in Richardson.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:18-CV-1551