Paralyzed Veterans of America supports efforts to enforce and extend laws and regulations that advance accessibility in housing – both publicly funded and privately financed.
Paralyzed Veterans was an early supporter of the Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) and works closely with the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to advance housing opportunities for Americans with disabilities. For more information on CCD, visit www.c-c-d.org.
Department of Housing and Urban Development Hosts Accessible Housing Webcast
On May 18, 2012, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sponsored a full-day webcast on the laws governing accessible housing [Section 504 for publicly financed housing, Fair Housing Act guidelines for private multi-family housing] and what to look for when inspecting housing projects for compliance with these laws.
Justice Department Settles Disability Discrimination Case Involving Veteran with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Justice has settled a lawsuit against a condominium association and its management company for violating the Fair Housing Act (FHA) for refusing to grant a resident's request for reasonable accommodation. The resident is a veteran who had asked to keep a dog in the condominium to help him cope with depression and anxiety. He was charged pet fees and given multiple fines. It is against the law to discriminate in housing based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability and familial status.
Paralyzed Veterans of America - Advocacy in Action
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