Housing Rights Of People With Disabilities


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This publication is for general information purposes only.
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.

Under anti-discrimination laws, a person has a "disability" if he or she:

• Has a physical or mental impairment
• OR a record of such impairment
• that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Learn more by downloading the Housing rights of people with disabilities brochure above.