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Association of Relatives and Friends of AIDS Patients (A.F.A.P.S.) v. Regulations and Permits Administration, or Administracion de Reglamentos y Permisos (A.R.P.E.)

United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
740 F. Supp. 95 (1990)


The Association of Relatives and Friends of AIDS Patients (A.F.A.P.S.) (plaintiff) sought to operate an AIDS hospice in a residential neighborhood. Nearby residents expressed significant opposition to the establishment of the hospice. The Administracion de Reglamentos y Permisos (A.R.P.E.) (defendant) refused to grant A.F.A.P.S. a permit to operate the hospice, claiming that a zoning regulation limited the area to agricultural use. A.F.A.P.S. brought suit claiming a violation of the Fair Housing Act for discrimination on the basis of handicap.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Fuste, J.)

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