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Understanding Veteran Housing Assistance

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Are you, or is someone you know, a veteran of the United States military? If so, you may be wondering what options exist for housing assistance after your service is complete. As a demographic, veterans more are at risk of homelessness than most other groups, and they often require specialized support in order to integrate […] read more

8 Steps for Filing a Fair Housing Act Claim

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The Fair Housing Act allows you to file a complaint when your housing rights have been violated. By following the steps below, you can increase the odds of obtaining justice. Step 1. Do You Have a Claim? Determine whether you have a claim by establishing that what happened was based on your status as a […] read more

What You Should Know before Filing a Fair Housing Claim

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Fair housing laws are a set of laws enacted in 1968 that prohibit discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of residences based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap. The Fair Housing Act, including its enforcement and any complaints, is managed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development […] 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

What Types of Disabilities Are Protected by the Fair Housing Act?

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Anyone with a disability, or who is an advocate of someone with a disability status, may be looking at Fair Housing Act accommodations for those who government considers disabled. Knowing more about these housing laws can help advocates for disabled tenants to find their rights under the law in order to prevent housing hardships that […] 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

All About Senior Rental Apartments

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Senior rental apartments seem like a contradiction of the U.S. housing laws because the Fair Housing Act protects you from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, handicap or familial status (families with children under the age of 18 and pregnant women). However, when the fair Housing Act was amended in […] 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