The Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibits discrimination in housing against people with disabilities. However, discrimination persists, and may prevent people with I/DD to secure housing in the community.
HUD Takes it Back to Basics in New Guidance on Assistance Animals in Hopes of Reducing the Number of Related Complaints
On January 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a notice on “Assessing a Person’s Request to Have an Animal as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the Fair [...]
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: Proposed Rule Fails to Address Discrimination and Segregation
The proposed rule reverses many of the positive aspects of the 2015 rule and, instead of working to affirmatively further fair housing, would likely allow the further entrenchment of patterns of [...]
Despite protections in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), polling locations across the country remain inaccessible for people with disabilities.
This landlord likely spent only a few seconds sending that text message, telling me I couldn’t apply at his property because he thought I was African. Yet those few seconds have dramatically [...]
ERC Testifies at Public Hearing in Support of DC Bill Strengthening Enforcement of DC Human Rights Act
The Equal Rights Center supports the passage of B23-73, The Attorney General Civil Rights Enforcement Clarification Amendment Act of 2019, as it is an important step to eliminating discrimination [...]
When a winter wonderland leads to more barriers for people with disabilities: Snow Removal under the Fair Housing Act
The need for accessible sidewalks does not change by the season. What does change is the effects of winter months on sidewalks. Snow is no excuse for inaccessibility, nor is the government [...]
Disparate impact liability has been crucial in preventing seemingly harmless policies from disproportionately impacting vulnerable populations. Now, the Department of Housing and Urban [...]
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Survivors of domestic violence need safe places to live, but discrimination can make it difficult to secure stable housing.
Overly broad criminal background screening policies can create obstacles for many people already disadvantaged in the housing market – including people with disabilities.