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Federal Law Prohibits Landlords from Evicting Disabled Tenants

Disability Eviction Laws

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE of Federal and “Case Law” not known to the average person which prevents eviction of “Disabled-Tenants” who request “reasonable accommodation” in eviction when their Landlord is evicting them because of their “Disability.” This rule of law applies to all Disabilities whether Physical or Mental such as Major Depressive Disorder (Depression, Bi-Polar), PTSD, and Anxiety Disorder, etc.Of course the Tenant’s rent must be up-to-date, or if not up-to-date Lawfully Withheld from the Landlord for the Landlord’s failure to comply with Local or State Housing Codes such as not repairing or providing heat, or not repairing broken doors and plumbing for example.  Read the Landlord’s Obligations under the Landlord and Tenant Act in Your home State.

This Federal or Case Law applies to both Private and Public Housing providers. However, it may not apply to Housing Providers with less than 5 Units such as someone renting you a room in their home or when you rent an apartment in a duplex or triplex.

Disabled Veterans who cannot afford an Attorney should contact their nearest Legal Aid Office or other Non-Profit Legal Organizations in their area for Free Legal Advice and Representation in Court, and to file in Federal or State Court for a Court Order temporarily or permanently stopping the eviction.

To read about these Federal and Case Laws go to:

http://www.bazelon.org/issues/housing/infosheets/fhinfosheet4.html

And

http://www.bazelon.org/issues/housing/infosheets/fhinfosheet8.html



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2 Responses to "Federal Law Prohibits Landlords from Evicting Disabled Tenants"

  1. Tom Dillman  May 13, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Excellent post Terry. Well done. Question: Does this law also cover eminent domain issues, and banks attempting to foreclose? I have a vet friend who is in that predicament.

    Thanks for the good data,

    Tom Texas Vet

    • Eugene Plakosh  May 30, 2010 at 5:51 pm

      If anyone has an answer to the question of eminent domain and disqbled veterans, PLEASE respond quickly. I am a 100 o/o service connected disabled veteran, I share a house with another 100 o/o service connected disabled veteran ( he owns the home), the city of Rochester ,New York is trying to take our home to expand a PLAYGROUND! If anyone has any ideas, please get back to me asap!
      Thankks in advance
      Gene

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