On Demand: Housing Rights of Tenants with Mental Health

  • Community Education/Outreach
  • Disability
  • Housing

This training will focus on the rights granted by fair housing laws to tenants with disabilities, including mental health disabilities. Topics covered will include how tenants can use the protections under fair housing laws to advocate for a reasonable accommodation, request an accommodation and negotiate with landlords through an interactive process to reach agreement. Situations like the need for emotional support animals, accommodations during threatened eviction and third party payments will be discussed.


Presented by:

Ilana Lohr-Schimidt, Senior Attorney, Mental Health Advocacy Services (http://mhas-la.org/)