When you become disabled, the world becomes a very different place. Things that may have once been easy may become more difficult to do. For this reason, laws have been put in place to ensure an individual with a disability is treated fairly.
Two of the commonly known organizations is the Fair Housing Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act. However, if you are new to a disability, you may have some questions as to what each of these agencies is and what they can do for you.
In this post, we will discover the difference between the Fair Housing Act and the ADA.
If you feel that you qualify to live with an emotional support animal, complete the questionnaire in the link below to get started. A licensed health professional will be able to assist you in getting the correct documents so that you can live with your ESA.
What is the Fair Housing Act?
The Fair Housing Act (FHA) is a law that was created to put an end to discriminatory practices in any activities related to housing. It was established in 1968 (just one week after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated).
The goal of the FHA is to ensure all people are afforded the same rights when it comes to buying or renting a home.
There are seven main classes of people protected under the Fair Housing Act. These include;
- Disability (physical or mental)
- National Origin
- Familial Status (having children under 18 and pregnant women).