REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION IN HOUSING FOR THE DISABLED
by Dennis Steinman
(Mr. Steinman is an attorney in the law firm of Kell, Alterman & Runstein, LLP. He received his BA from Temple University and his JD from Northwestern.) He writes,
“Language of both the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 (FHAA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is rooted in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (§ 504) prohibits discrimination against handicapped individuals in any program or activity that receives federal funding-–this includes federally assisted housing programs….”
To view complete document, go to http://kelrun.com/articles/FairHousingCLE_Lorman.pdf.
And here is another document by Steinman: http://www.kelrun.com/articles/ADA_CLE_Article.pdf.
For other documents, go to http://docsfiles.com/pdf_accommodation_housing.html.
Reporting a bad landlord to HUD: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=%2Fcomplaints%2Fbadlandlord.
From U.S. Dept. of Justice (Civil Rights): http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/library/huddojstatement.pdf.
From the Boston Housing Authority–http://www.bostonhousing.org/pdfs/Reasonable_Accom_Policy.pdf