Essay on Fair Housing

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Business Law I APPLIED RESEARCH Fair housing Laws A course paper presented to the School for Arts and Sciences and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Baccalaureate Business Law I Park University September, 2006 You would think that today’s society would not discriminate against someone based on their race, color, or national origin. With the changes in lifestyle, people continue to discriminate against those, but also someone’s sexual orientation. Even with laws and regulations, it continues in all parts of the country. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, more specifically Title VI, stated that you could not discriminate against anyone in programs and activities receiving federal…show more content…
These major life activities include, but are not limited to, hearing mobility and hearing impairments. If you, or someone you live with, have a record of a disability, you are protected under the Fair Housing Act. Due to Federal Laws, housing providers cannot discriminate against people with disabilities. If you have a disability, you are allowed to make reasonable modifications to your home or rental property to allow you to live a more comfortable life. You are also allowed to change common areas, as long as you change them back to their original condition. Most cases may require the person with the disability to use their own money to make the changes. These changes or policies can be to add a ramp to the building or get an assigned parking spot for easy access to the building. One policy states that if you build complexes with elevators or other assistance for people with disabilities, all units must have the same construction (hud.gov). If this is in place, it would make it easier to make changes, due to the fact that most accommodations have been provided. Many professionals recognize the benefits of assistive animals for people with physical disabilities. This includes seeing-eye dogs that are trained to alert owners to environmental hazards. Some policies may be hard to change, but are required if needed. One well known policy
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