'Know Your Rights — The Fair Housing Act' will feature a discussion and Q&A of the law regarding housing rights for people with disabilities
Are owners of apartment buildings required to have accessible units? Can they charge higher rent for them? And can they refuse to rent to a person with a service dog?
These are just some of many questions about housing rights that will be answered Tuesday, May 24, 2011, during an MDA-sponsored webinar titled "Know Your Rights — The Fair Housing Act," beginning at 4 p.m. EDT, 2 p.m. MDT and 1 p.m. PDT.
After the webinar is presented, it will be archived on the MDA website (along with other MDA webinars) on the advocacy page under Public Webinar Series.
MDA’s public webinar series features experts addressing disability-related subjects such as independent living, transitioning to adulthood, education, advocacy, health care, medical management, travel and more.
The webinar will be hosted by Victoria Lanteigne, fair housing project manager for the Equal Rights Center, a Washington, D.C., advocacy organization. She will be discussing successes and challenges regarding accessible housing, available resources and the laws that protect individuals with disabilities.
Lanteigne’s colleague at the Equal Rights Center, disability rights program manager and attorney Robyn Powell, was the guest on the April 26 MDA webinar “Knowing Your Rights and Understanding How the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Impacts You.”
Several questions about housing came up during that webinar, but as Powell explained, housing rights are covered by the Fair Housing Act, not by the ADA — hence the decision to host a fair housing webinar as a follow up.
Event address for attendees: https://mdaevents1.webex.com/mdaevents1/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=664419882
You will need to pre-register to attend this session. To do so simply:
If you have questions about signing in and/or registration, please call MDA’s Advocacy office at (202) 828-8560.
Note: Due to the large volume of callers and the amount of background noise associated with these calls, the lines will be muted during the presentation. Participants are encouraged to submit discussion-related questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.