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HUD and DOJ Joint Statement on Reasonable Accommodations

by Published On: Jun 02, 2004Updated On: Dec 22, 2011

On May 17, 2004, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a joint statement on reasonable accommodations under the Fair Housing Act, which provides technical assistance regarding the rights and obligations of persons with disabilities and housing providers under the Act relating to reasonable accommodations.

The agencies are jointly responsible for enforcing the federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, and disability.  

One type of disability discrimination prohibited by the Act is the refusal to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or services when such accommodations may be necessary to afford a person with a disability the equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling.  


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