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Fair Housing Guide for People with Disabilities

created on Mon, 2017-09-11   •   updated on Mon, 2017-09-11
This 12-page booklet from the Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania outlines fair housing rights of people with disabilities, explains reasonable accommodation and modification, discusses accessibility, and provides tips for writing an accommodation request. 2014 Republished with permission from Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania.Open Publication

Assistance Animals in Rental Units

created on Mon, 2017-08-28   •   updated on Mon, 2017-08-28
This fact sheet by the Vermont Human Rights Commission provides information about the use of assistance animals by people with disabilities. http://accd.vermont.gov/sites/accdnew/files/documents/H-Instructions-FHAssistanceAnimals.pdfOpen Publication

Assistance Animals in Housing: Know Your Rights & Responsibilities

created on Mon, 2017-08-28   •   updated on Mon, 2017-08-28
This trifold brochure from the Maine Human Rights Commission provides information about assistance animals in housing.Open Publication

Rental Housing Access & Discrimination Experienced by People With Multiple Disabilities

created on Tue, 2017-08-01   •   updated on Wed, 2017-09-06
The following was originally published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, and is reproduced here with the Department's permission. Study of Rental Housing Discrimination on the Basis of Mental Disabilities: Short Paper 5 Although housing discrimination testing research limits its focus to one primary disability, such as serious mental illness or intellectual or developmental disability, a significant percentage of people are living with multiple disabilities, chronic health conditions, and age-related conditions that further...Open Publication

Accessible & Participatory Methods for Involving People With Mental Disabilities in Housing Discrimination Testing

created on Tue, 2017-08-01   •   updated on Wed, 2017-09-06
The following was originally published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, and is reproduced here with the Department's permission. Study of Rental Housing Discrimination on the Basis of Mental Disabilities: Short Paper 4 Scientific pursuits inclusive of community members bring benefits for science, community members, and society. Although a growing literature addresses how to involve people with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities in research, these methods have yet to be used in housing discrimination testing research,...Open Publication

Getting Into and Maintaining Housing in the Private Rental Market: Experiences of People With Mental Disabilities

created on Tue, 2017-08-01   •   updated on Wed, 2017-09-06
The following was originally published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, and is reproduced here with the Department's permission. Study of Rental Housing Discrimination on the Basis of Mental Disabilities: Short Paper 2 Research shows that people with mental disability (MD), including people with psychiatric disability (PD) and people with intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD), face significant barriers to obtaining and retaining housing. Although this issue is of particular importance in light of the Fair Housing Act...Open Publication

Systematic Literature Review of Research on Discrimination in Rental Housing on the Basis of Mental Disabilities

created on Tue, 2017-08-01   •   updated on Wed, 2017-09-06
The following was originally published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, and is reproduced here with the Department's permission. Study of Rental Housing Discrimination on the Basis of Mental Disabilities: Short Paper 1 This paper reviews recent academic literature and published reports on the design, methodologies, and findings from rental housing discrimination testing pertaining to people with mental disability (MD). The current state of the research suggests both challenges and opportunities related to testing for housing...Open Publication

Rental Housing Discrimination on the Basis of Mental Disabilities: Results of Pilot Testing

created on Tue, 2017-08-01   •   updated on Wed, 2017-09-06
The following was originally published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, and is reproduced here with the Department's permission. Study of Rental Housing Discrimination on the Basis of Mental Disabilities: Final Report More than 15 million people in the United States have some type of mental disability (MD). Many of these individuals seek community-based housing in the rental market. As a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C., 527 U.S. 581 (1999), an increasing number of individuals with disabilities...Open Publication

Accommodations & Modifications for Residents with Disabilities

created on Mon, 2017-05-22   •   updated on Mon, 2017-05-22
This brochure for renters and rental housing providers explains reasonable accommodations and modifications for residents with disabilities.Open Publication

Fair Housing Rights of Persons Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing or Who are Blind or Have Low Vision

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
This brochure discusses the fair housing rights of individuals with hearing, vision, communication or speech-related disabilities. This brochure also discusses reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications that may be required to enable persons with such disabilities to use and enjoy a dwelling.Open Publication

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