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This fact sheet discusses the rights of people with disabilities in the Section 8 Voucher Program. Please know that different rules may apply to the Project-Based Section 8 Program.
This tells you about your right to have an assistance animal when your housing does not allow pets. Assistance animal means an animal you need lives in your home. It can be a service animal or an emotional support animal. This pub tells you what to do if your landlord will not let you keep your assistance animal and tells you where to get help.
This pub tells you about your housing rights. It gives you resources to know your rights. It has sample letters to help you get a reasonable accommodation or modification. Accommodations are exceptions to rules and modifications are changes to buildings. It tells you what to do if your landlord will not give you one.
This pub tells landlords about reasonable modifications for people with disabilities. Modifications are changes to a building or unit. This pub gives examples. It says what a landlord can request to decide to give one.
This pub talks about housing rights when people live in a rental apartment, a room and board, or a board and care. The pub explains ways to protect housing rights when evicted. It also explains rights that protect against unsafe living settings.
Supportive housing means there are services to help a person with mental health disabilities keep the housing. The services improve their health and help them get a job. This pub talks about what developers, advocates and governments have done to promote this housing. It gives ideas to grow community support. It has tools to deal with resistance by neighbors.
This pub lists some of the tools in pub #CM53.01. That pub talks about supportive housing. It gives resources and policy suggestions. Supportive housing means there are services to help a person with mental health disabilities keep the housing. The services improve their health and help them get a job.
A “housing element” studies the housing needs of a community for all income levels. It lists plans to meet the needs. This pub has a checklist to make sure the plan covers supportive housing for people with mental health disabilities. It has sample language for “housing elements.” It talks about making sure zoning laws allow for supportive housing.