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444 N 3rd Street, Suite 110
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Monday - Friday
08:30 AM - 5:00 PM

“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.” – Albert Schweitzer

Tenants with Disabilities

If you have a disability, you may request reasonable accommodations and/or reasonable modifications to fully use and enjoy your home. Although this right is protected under fair housing laws, some landlords do not comply. We work as an advocate to increase awareness of this issue but also hold housing providers responsible to their obligation.

We work diligently to ensure that landlords, property owners, realtors, lenders, and others involved in your housing decision do not discriminate against persons with disabilities in renting or selling property. Persons with disabilities have a fundamental right to be treated equally in their housing objectives without fear of unlawful discrimination.

Under the Fair Housing Act a reasonable accommodation is a change, exception, or adjustment to a rule, policy, practice, or service. The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to refuse to make reasonable accommodations to rules, policies, practices, or services when such accommodations may be necessary to afford persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling and public common use areas.

In addition, the Fair Housing Act prohibits a housing provider from refusing to permit, at the expense of the person with a disability, reasonable modifications of existing premises occupied or to be occupied by such person if such modifications may be necessary to afford such person full enjoyment of the premises.

1964Civil Rights Act

42 U.S.C. § 2000d-1Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

1968Fair Housing Rights Act

42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-19 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, because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, and disability. It also requires that all federal programs relating to housing and urban development be administered in a manner that affirmatively furthers fair
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1994Violence Against Women Act

42 U.S.C. § 14043e–11 VAWA provide housing protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in many of HUD’s housing programs. VAWA also requires the establishment of emergency transfer plans for facilitating the emergency relocation of certain tenants who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

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Tenants with Disabilities

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Compliance Training

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Information and Referral

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Health and Housing

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Housing Laws

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Community Engagement