Posts Tagged ‘Housing Discrimination’

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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

Facing Housing Discrimination Due to Sexual Orientation? Here’s What You Can Do

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A landlord’s main concerns should be prompt rent payment and the condition of their rental property, not the sexual orientation of their tenant. Unfortunately, housing discrimination is a reality in some cases. An abundance of information found in this article is available on a resourceful legal site called NOLO Law for All site. Rent Denial […] 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

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

When to Use an Apartment Attorney

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Hiring an attorney is usually the last thing on your mind when renting an apartment. Location, amenities, rent and apartment layout are the topics you’ll think of first, when talking about apartment living. Unfortunately, as with all things in life, something concerning your tenancy could go awry and put your rights in jeopardy. That’s when […] 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