Title

Enforcing the fair housing amendments act to benefit people with mental disability

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1994

Abstract

Examines representative court cases that have applied the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 to restrictions related to people with mental disabilities; they include cases testing restrictions applicable only to mentally disabled people, restrictive covenants, failure to make "reasonable accommodation," state and municipal laws that predate the 1988 act, and exclusion because of dangerousness to others. To date, the courts have been receptive to the use of the act in challenging laws and practices that create barriers for people with mental disability.

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