Civil Rights & Legal Publications

Here is a list of Access Living Legal Publications
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Housing Rights Of People With Disabilities


Anti-discrimination laws that protect persons with disabilities, such as the Fair Housing Act, define the term " disability." To be protected under the law, a person's disability must fall within the law's definition. The U. S. Congress has estimated that 43 million Americans have a disability as defined by federal civil rights laws. Learn More

…shunted aside, hidden and ignored:’ A Blueprint to Implement Olmstead v. L.C.....

An Olmstead report jointly released on June 22, 2004 by 14 statewide disability organizations. The report documents Illinois’ poor record and lays out achievable and affordable ways for the State to comply with the Olmstead Supreme Court Ruling.Learn More

Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation

A guide intended to help persons with disabilities request reasonable accommodations and modifications in housing. Learn More