Are there additional protections if you have a disability?
  • Housing providers may be required to make exceptions to rules, policies and practices for people with disabilities via a "reasonable accommodation" or "reasonable modification" request.
  • The Fair Housing Act requires that housing providers must: "make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices or services when such accommodations may be necessary to afford a person with a disability an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling."
  • Example: Waiver of a "no pets" policy for an individual who requires an animal because of their disability.

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1. What is housing discrimination?
2. What kind of housing is covered?
3. What kind of housing is not covered?
4. What does "familial status" cover?
5. How does the law define "disability?"
6. Is sexual harassment covered by fair housing law?
7. What are some examples of housing discrimination?
8. Are there additional protections if you have a disability?
9. What are requirements for housing to be accessible?
10. How do fair housing laws apply to families?
11. Does “Senior Housing” fall under the prohibition against familial status discrimination?
12. What are Fair Housing Act standards for building accessibility?
13. Can I be denied housing because I have a Section 8 voucher?
14. If a landlord has a “no pets” policy, can they refuse to rent to me if I need a service animal?