This newsletter provides the most current information available on fair housing topics of interest to you and your clients. I hope you find the articles informative and useful!
~ Sunrise Ayers, Housing Specialty Group Chair, Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
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IntroductionThe Federal Fair Housing Act (“Act”) (42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-19) prohibits discrimination inhousing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, and disability (as well as sexual orientation/gender identity if the housing provider or program receives federal funding.
“No Pets Allowed”
The federal Fair Housing Act requires housing providers to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices or services when necessary to provide equal opportunity for a person with a disability to use and enjoy a residential dwelling. Disability is defined under the Fair Housing Act as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
What is a manufactured home?A manufactured home is a structure formerly known as a mobile home. It is built to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety standards set by HUD and displays a red certification label on the outside of each transportable section. The certification is available only to those homes manufactured after June 15, 1976, when the standards were implementedand cannot be received for any constructed prior to this date.The structure is built in a manufacturing plant and transported in one or more sections on a permanent chassis.
This newsletter provides the most current information available on fair housing topics of interest to you and your clients. I hope you find the articles informative and useful! ~ Sunrise Ayers, Housing Specialty Group Chair, Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.