Our office has successfully assisted many fair housing cases for people with disabilities but not all our work ends up in the litigation process. The FHC resolves over a dozen reasonable accommodation and modification requests for people with disabilities a year. Below are real stories of those who have contacted the FHC.
I no longer could afford a caregiver because I couldn’t afford the street parking any longer.
The Fair Housing Center was informed about my situation and immediately followed up with a letter to the management of my apartment.
The following day, I was able to have my caregiver back, and able to see me.Dani Laurion
The Fair Housing Center does amazing work fighting for the rights of disabled persons.Diana Schlaack, Advocate for Dani Laurion, FHC Client
After three months of meeting in-person, sending a certified letter, and leaving voice messages, I was still not able to set-up communication with the housing facility for a reasonable accommodation. Without the ramp, this individual was not able to leave their home. I then called the Fair Housing Center to assist in setting a dialogue with the housing facility.
Within a week, we were given permission to proceed with a ramp placement.
Thank you, FHC for being there to support individuals and their caregivers.Dr. Jon Wismer, Senior Community Care of Michigan
Reasonable accommodations and modifications aren’t limited to providing accessible parking spaces and ramp access. They can come in a wide variety of forms. You can read many more stories in our newsletters.
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