A Homeowners’ Association in Lexington, Ky. is requiring a playhouse built for a boy with cerebral palsy be removed from the family’s backyard.
3-year-old Cooper Veloudis has a playhouse in his backyard that was built upon the instruction of his therapist. The playhouse cost $5,000 to build and is a vital part of Veloudis’ physical development. It was designed specifically to help him become more active, which is a central part of treatment for cerebral palsy.
The Andover Forrest Homeowner’s Association has announced that it will stick to it’s rules, and that no matter what the circumstance, the structure is strictly prohibited.
The Veloudis family is currently paying $50 for every day the playhouse remains in their yard.
Public backlash has spurred towards the HOA since the story was broadcast. The Veloudis’ are in talks with the HOA to keep the playhouse, and lawmaker Richard Henderson, a representative of the Mount Sterling area, has said that he hopes to come up with a bill that would ban similar HOA action.