IT MAY NOT ALWAYS BE CLEAR IF A SPECIFIC SITUATION IS ACTUALLY CONSIDERED A DISABILITY UNDER THE LAW.
As a housing provider, it is essential to navigate the realm of reasonable accommodations and modifications while strictly adhering to fair housing laws. A crucial initial step in this process involves carefully identifying the unique needs of each resident. But it may not always be clear if a specific situation is actually considered a disability under the law. FAIR HOUSING AND DISABILITIES: OBESITY, SMOKING, AND HOARDING
DECODING THE DISABILITY DEBATE: IS OBESITY LEGALLY RECOGNIZED? Therefore, it is vital to delve into these situations to gain clarity and ensure compliance. In this article, we will explore three common scenarios that often necessitate clarification regarding the classification of a condition as a disability or not. By examining these cases, we aim to provide you with a deeper understanding of your obligations as a housing provider and help you navigate the intricacies of fair housing regulations. Let's consider the three following scenarios: Obesity, Smoking and Hoarding. Obesity, a global health concern affecting a significant portion of the population, has sparked a debate on whether it should be officially classified as a disability. This discussion carries substantial implications for fair housing practices.
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