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Issues around renting to and reasonable accommodations for tenants with disabilities

Americans with Disabilities and The Fair Housing Act

Americans with Disabilities and The Fair Housing Act.

The Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3601 et seq., prohibits discrimination by direct providers of housing, such as landlords and real estate companies as well as other entities, such as municipalities, banks or other lending institutions and homeowners insurance companies whose discriminatory practices make housing unavailable to persons because of:

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Hoarding and Cluttering: What Every Landlord Should Know

What is Hoarding and Cluttering? Compulsive hoarding and cluttering refers to the acquisition of and failure to discard a large number of possessions, which appear to be useless or of limited value, in an attempt to decrease stress and anxiety. This serious and prevalent problem can lead to eviction and homelessness.

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The Fair Housing Act (as amended)

The Fair Housing Act (as amended).

Information Provided by HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) The Fair Housing Act Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including […]

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