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Fairer Housing for People with Disabilities

Securing an In-Place Tenant's Right to Reasonable Accommodation

By Liam Garland

While many tenants face housing obstacles, low-income tenants with disabilities confront a housing crisis. A reasonable accommodation under the Fair Housing Amendments Act can preserve a client’s housing. Advocates helping tenants need to be familiar with the most relevant legal authority, learn from the experiences of fair housing advocates handling reasonable accommodations requests, hear about in-place tenants’ most common reasonable accommodation requests, and gain a practical perspective on meeting them. Fair housing organizations are available to assist advocates.

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