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Housing Information For Renters With Disabilities
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A person with a disability is defined as any person who:
The Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968) prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents of legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and disability.
Additional protection for persons with disabilities is provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The ADA was signed into law in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and ensure they have access to the same opportunities as non-disabled people.
The ADA offers protection in four major areas:
If you have a physical or mental disability, your landlord may not:
All new buildings under the ADA that are ready for first occupancy after March 13, 1991, and have an elevator in four or more units must also ensure:
If the building with four or more units does not have an elevator, the above standards apply to ground-floor units only.
Introduction to Residence Life and Housing Housing Application Information on Meal Plans
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