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“We Can’t Meet Your Needs”

Fair Housing Opens Doors to Housing with Services

By Aisha Anderson Bierma, Julie Nepveu & James Wilkinson

Denials of admission to and eviction from assisted-living and nursing homes are likely to increase as more people become eligible for housing with services. When the loss of housing results from wrongful discrimination, advocates may rely upon the Fair Housing Act as a remedy for their clients. Understanding the applicability of the Act and possible disparate treatment and reasonable accommodation claims, as well as the Act’s interaction with state law, is critical for advocates seeking to obtain or protect housing with services for vulnerable adults.

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