Do you know what a place of public accommodation is? Did you know that places of public accommodation must be accessible to persons with disabilities?
To learn more, please view our Public Accommodations Guide, which covers state and federal protections for persons with disabilities in places of public accommodation.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a press release on February 11, 2021 that they will begin enforcing the Fair Housing Act to include protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
HUD will also begin to review all claims of discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation received since Jan. 20, 2020.
The following activities may indicate discrimination. You can follow up by requesting a written explanation from the housing provider or by contacting an agency, such as the Intermountain Fair Housing Council, who can do testing to see if discrimination is occurring.
A summary on a housing provider’s obligation to make reasonable accommodations and modifications which may be necessary to afford a person with a disability the equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling.