……She said notices were sent to all residents forbidding children under 14 from doing any sports activities — bike riding, playing outside or skateboarding. The HOA said they were worried about everyone’s safety within the community. The notices warned of fines.
Lewis says she received many fake threats and warnings from the Silvertree Mohave board members.
“Harassment, filming, video recording my kids, taking pictures of my kids,” she said.
The $800,000 settlement in the class action lawsuit was brought by pro-bono council. Each member of a family will receive about $2,300. The housing advocacy nonprofit called Project Sentinel investigated the case.
“We felt that it was fairly clear discrimination when children, families with children were told you gotta keep your children inside,” said the non-profit’s executive director Ann Marquart. “They can’t – they won’t be treated or regarded as everyone else.”….