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QUESTION:  Does a person with a disability have to have the housing provider’s approval before making a reasonable modification to the dwelling? Yes. A person with a disability must have the housing provider’s approval before making the modification. However, if the person with a disability meet...
03/24/2009
In addition to discriminatory housing practices (such as refusing to sell or rent a dwelling, falsely denying the availability of a dwelling, and refusing to make a reasonable accommodation for a disabled person), housing discrimination laws prohibit advertising about the sale or rental of a dwe...
03/21/2009
Real estate professionals are hopefully already aware of the federal Fair Housing Act and the various fair housing laws of individual states.  Most people are, however, unaware of fair housing-related Presidential Executive Orders.  Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively...
03/21/2009
The Fair Housing Act is very broad and applies to wide variety of people.  Because the law is worded in a way that prohibits actions by “a person” and then defines “person” very broadly, the law can be applied to many people and entities that engage in all types of housing activities. A few exam...
03/20/2009
Does an apartment complex with a clearly posted "no pets" policy need to allow tenants with service animals? This is a very common question in real estate, and something that every real estate professional should know.  This issue arises almost daily in conjunction with condominium rules and reg...
03/20/2009
Federal fair housing laws define a "service animal" as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. If they meet this definition, animals are considered service animals under the law regardless of whether they have been...
03/20/2009
I wanted to let everyone know that I just started a new group here on Active Rain relating to fair housing issues and questions.  I started this group after several people had suggested that it would be a good place for members to share ideas on this imporant issue. This new group is a place wher...
03/14/2009
Courts have traditionally treated requests for parking spaces as requests for a reasonable accommodation and have placed the responsibility for providing the parking space on the housing provider, even if provision of an accessible or assigned parking space results in some cost to the provider. ...
03/14/2009
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03/14/2009
Persons who meet the Fair Housing Act’s definition of “person with a disability” may be entitled to a reasonable modification under the Act. However, there must be an identifiable relationship, or nexus, between the requested modification and the individual’s disability. If no such nexus exists, ...
03/14/2009