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.
This publication is for general information purposes only.
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.