Fair Housing Act

This Act which deals with fair housing of the disabled persons was amended in the year 1996, this Act forbids the landlords and house providers to discriminate on housing either when a person wants to rent of lease a house based on their disabilities, sex, color or even their race or family status, that is whether married or single.

The fair housing Act is used in the private housing providers, the housings which are provided by the local government or are provided by the state and especially if they receive their financial assistance from the federal government. The housing Act requires that those people who are providing these services not to discriminate or prevent those people who want to live in these places from doing so regardless of their status.

For example house owners who have policies forbidding pets can give exemptions to the blind people to keep a guide dog in the residence. The multifamily housing with four or more units according to the fair housing Act should be built and designed so that the people who have disabilities can be able to access areas such as doors which should be wide enough for a wheelchair, bathrooms and kitchens which will allow a person who uses a wheelchair to maneuver and all other adaptable features within the house.

Complaints which are related to the violations of the fair housing Act can be filed to the department of housing and urban development of United States and the cases in regard to the practice or pattern of the discrimination practice can be filed with the department of justice and they can also be enforced through the private law suits. www. hud. gov/offices/fheo

Voting Rights and accessibility Act for the Elderly and the Handicapped All the polling stations which are in the United States are required to accessible by the disabled persons and all the people who are voters when the federal elections are being carried out in the country, these requirements are put into law by the the voting accessibility for the elderly and handicapped which was enacted in 1982.

In case of situations where there is no accessible location which can serve as a polling station, there should be a provision of an alternative means by the political subdivision which will ensure that the people who are not able to access the areas have ways of casting their ballots on the election day, voting information should also be passed to the people who are elderly or have disabilities through the telecommunications devices, for example, the messages and any kind of information regarding elections should be passed to the deaf people through their telecommunications devices so that they can be kept up to date on the happenings on the elections or the changes which are likely ti take place.