How does the law define "disability?"
  • Any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as walking, seeing, hearing, thinking, self-care, or a chronic condition (such as mental illness, AIDS, blindness, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, mobility impairment, etc.)
  • Those who have a record of an impairment or are regarded as having an impairment, are also covered. Recovering alcoholics and drug addicts may also be included.

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1. What is housing discrimination?
2. What kind of housing is covered?
3. What kind of housing is not covered?
4. What does "familial status" cover?
5. How does the law define "disability?"
6. Is sexual harassment covered by fair housing law?
7. What are some examples of housing discrimination?
8. Are there additional protections if you have a disability?
9. What are requirements for housing to be accessible?
10. How do fair housing laws apply to families?
11. Does “Senior Housing” fall under the prohibition against familial status discrimination?
12. What are Fair Housing Act standards for building accessibility?
13. Can I be denied housing because I have a Section 8 voucher?
14. If a landlord has a “no pets” policy, can they refuse to rent to me if I need a service animal?