The following is a link to a press release from the Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America regarding the Blossom Ridge settlement in our Township. They were one of three plaintiffs in the lawsuit against our Township.
Press Release – Michigan PVA Settles with Oakland Township
I’m just curious, hasn’t any MPV people wanted to live in Birmingham, Bloomfield, Rochester, Utica, or Beverly Hills, too? Why is Oakland so important? Did they live here before? What is their connection?
The legal issue that Oakland Township was dealing with pertained to the fact that Oakland Township refused to provide, through the Special Accommodation request, a unique form of housing for a ‘protected class’ of citizens. Those citizens do not have to currently live in our Township. I have not checked this, but the communities you mention may all have some form of assisted living that protects them from being ‘exclusionary’.
Regarding the question of ‘connection’, I believe the MPVA saw a need where they could help any paralyzed vet live in a community of their choice that had made a decision to prevent the type of housing they needed.