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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Overly broad criminal background screening policies can create obstacles for many people already disadvantaged in the housing market – including people with disabilities.
With the rise of virtual housing searches and online rental applications, it is becoming far harder to ignore that inaccessible websites have dangerous implications for fair housing.
Healthcare providers, therapists, social workers, teachers, and members of a peer support group are examples of those who can verify somebody else's disability as a third party.
Robust fair housing laws are among the various tools available to people with disabilities to ensure their access to independent living in the neighborhoods of their choosing.
CIVIL RIGHTS TESTING REPORT REVEALS BARRIERS TO HOUSING IN PERSON AND ONLINE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
The From Click to Visit report used civil rights testing to uncover numerous barriers to housing for people with disabilities. In particular, the report’s findings raise major concerns about [...]
ESAs provide important benefits to people with disabilities, and nontraditional animals can provide the same comforting function to one person as a dog or cat might provide to someone else.