Protections and Disability Definition * Reasonable Accommodations & Reasonable Modifications * Seven Requirements of Accessibility in Multifamily New Construction * Enforcement - Court Cases Lisa M.
And it's the FHAA
accessibility guidelines that apply to certain multifamily residences (those completed for first occupancy after March 1991) that require building features allowing basic access to and use of apartments and condominiums.
In the 1988 regulations, the FHAA
does not address service animals specifically.
Dolak, Note, The FHAA
's Reasonable Accommodation & Direct Threat Provisions as Applied to Disabled Individuals Who Become Disruptive, Abusive, or Destructive in Their Housing Environment, 36 Ind.
(30) The only change made by the 1988 amendments was procedural: the FHAA
made violations of [section] 3617 subject to the statute's regular enforcement methods, which had previously controlled only claims under the FHA's other substantive provisions.
In 1937, well before the enactment of the FHA or the FHAA
, Congress enacted the United States Housing Act, beginning a major federal effort to provide decent and affordable housing for low-income people.
She was able to resolve that problem by educating herself and her landlord about the Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA
).* This federal law requires all landlords** to accommodate tenants with disabilities if it can be done without causing significant difficulty or expense.
When a group of entities enters into the design and construction of a covered dwelling, all participants in the process as a whole are bound to follow the FHAA
. To hold otherwise would defeat the purpose of the FHAA
to create available housing for handicapped individuals and allow wrongful participants in the design and construction process to remain unaccountable.
The legal problems that accompanied the passage of the FHAA
have run the spectrum as well, ranging from litigation aimed at defining the scope of the amendments, Robert L.
(8) Specifically, to end discrimination against the disabled, Congress made it unlawful "[t]o discriminate in the sale or rental, or to otherwise make unavailable or deny, a dwelling to any buyer or renter because of a handicap." (9) The FHAA
further stated that discrimination against the disabled included "a refusal to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or services, when such accommodations may be necessary to afford [a disabled person an] equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling." (10)
The federal Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA
) requires apartment owners to reasonably accommodate persons with a disability.
interpretations of the FHAA
have not permitted such discrimination.