Posts Tagged ‘Discrimination’

Three Types of Disabilities Protected against Discrimination

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There are three types of disabilities that are protected against discrimination. A landlord is not allowed to refuse an apartment to any person based on any of these three disabilities. They are physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Let’s take a look at all three in depth. 1. Physical Disability Whether it is a person in a […] read more

I am a Victim of Disability Discrimination, What Can I Do?

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Despite legislation designed to protect you from housing discrimination, disability discrimination is still common. Fortunately, you have recourse. By understanding your rights and knowing how to assert them, you can rectify the situation when your rights have been violated. Disability Discrimination in Housing Laws In the U.S., the Fair Housing Act (FHA) is the federal […] read more

Disability Laws for the Disabled Apartment Tenant

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Understanding disability laws is crucial for avoiding discrimination when you are apartment hunting. The anti-discrimination laws pertaining to housing are found in the Fair Housing Act (FHA). But other laws, such as the Americans With Disabilities Act, are also useful for fully understanding your rights as a disabled person. The Fair Housing Act and Disability […] read more

Am I a Victim of Housing Discrimination?

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When apartment hunting, an unusual experience may cause you to feel that you’ve become a victim of housing discrimination. The landlord’s behavior may make you believe that you’re being treated differently or unfairly compared to other prospective tenants. But, how do you know if this treatment is the result of discrimination or something else? All […] read more

How the Fair Housing Act Benefits Tenants

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Shortly after civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the federal Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968). In 1988, the law was amended by the Fair Housing Amendments Act which added gender, familial status and disability to the list. Each […] read more

Housing Discrimination: What You Can Do if You Think You’re a Victim

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David, a Mexican-American, was looking for an affordable one-bedroom apartment in the Washington, D.C. area. After spotting an ad in the local paper, he called the landlord who described what sounded like the perfect apartment over the phone. But when David showed up to meet the landlord and tour the apartment, he was told it was no longer available. David suspects that the landlord would rather not rent to him because of his race. read more