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Preserving Elders' Housing Rights

By Michael Allen & Susan Ann Silverstein

Housing discrimination against the elderly is often based on actual or perceived disability of the older person. The Fair Housing Act protects the elderly against overt discrimination, such as a landlord's independent-living requirement. The Act also requires housing providers to make reasonable accommodations for senior citizens with disabilities so that they may use and enjoy the premises.

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