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Under the Fair Housing Act, a reasonable modification is a structural change made to the premises whereas a reasonable accommodation is a change, exception, or adjustment to a rule, policy, practice, or service. A person with a disability may need either a reasonable accommodation or a reasonable...
02/10/2009
A reasonable modification is a physical/structural change made to a resident’s living space or to the common areas of a community, which is necessary to enable a resident with a disability to have full enjoyment of the housing. Reasonable modifications can include structural changes to interiors ...
02/10/2009
Under the Fair Hosing Act, a “reasonable accommodation” is a change, exception, or adjustment to a rule, policy, practice, or service that may be necessary for a person with a disability to have an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling, including public and common use spaces. Since rules,...
02/10/2009
Every real estate professional should already know that the federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin and disability.  What many people do not realize, though, is that the Act does not protect an indiv...
02/10/2009
Here is a little reminder for everyone about their obligations under the Fair Housing act with respect to people with disabilities.  The following are a few examples of illegal housing practices against persons with disabilities under the Fair Housing Act: Refusing to rent or sell or otherwise ma...
02/10/2009
The goal of the Fair Housing Act is to ensure “no person shall be subjected to discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin in the sale, rental or advertising of dwellings, in the provision of brokerage services, or in the availability of resi...
02/10/2009
Under the Fair Housing Act, a resident or an applicant for housing makes a reasonable accommodation request whenever she makes clear to the housing provider that she is requesting an exception, change, or adjustment to a rule, policy, practice, or service because of her disability. She should exp...
02/08/2009
Various fair housing laws use the terms “handicap” and “disability” interchangeably. Disability is the preferred term when referring to this group. Federal law defines a person with a disability as: •  A person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major li...
02/08/2009
The following disability-related laws apply to housing in Michigan: Fair Housing Act: The federal Fair Housing Act (Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, which became effective March 12, 1989) prohibits sellers or people in the real estate industry from discriminating against people because of the...
02/08/2009
Every real estate professional should already know that the Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to discriminate in housing on the basis of sex.  What many real estate professionals do not realize, however, is that that includes sexual harassment. In recent years, the United States Department of Ju...
02/07/2009
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