Celebrating Clients’ Fair Housing Victories

Lisa nesbitt holding the fair housing advocacy award

Many people don’t give their secure housing a second thought.  But for far too many North Carolinians, safe, accessible housing can be cruelly elusive. Disabled people are the most likely […]

Big Housing Win for People with Disabilities

apartment for rent sign (red letters on white background) in an green but overgrown yard in front of housing in NC town. Tenants must be given specific reasons for evictions, in this NC Supreme Court ruling.

NC Supreme Court rules landlords must give specific reasons for eviction Having a place to call home is the most basic need for all people. Housing provides safety. Housing provides […]

Facing Eviction? There is Help

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Are you or a loved one facing eviction? You are not alone. COVID-19 has disproportionally impacted people with disabilities and exacerbated unemployment and housing instability. But there is help. Read on to learn more.

Assistance Animals in Housing FAQ

man hugging emotional support animal

Some people need assistance animals to help them with their disabilities. But some homes and apartments have a “no pets” policy. Others don’t allow certain breeds of dogs, or have a pet size limit.

Assistance Animals in Housing

Service dog

Under the Fair Housing Act, tenants and homeowners with disabilities are allowed to have service animals and emotional support animals in their homes/apartments. They can also have them in common areas of a housing complex.

Sample Letters – Assistance Animals

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Reasonable Accommodation Letter to Landlord Template [Date] [Building Manager/Landlord] [Address of Building Manager/Landlord] Re: Reasonable Accommodation Request Dear [Building Manager/Landlord]: I live at [your address]. I am a person with […]