Thursday, September 06, 2018

housing - disabled tenant - reasonable accommodation - Fair Housing Amendments Act


Vorchheimer v. Philadelphia Owners Assn. – 3d Cir. – September 5, 2018


Held:  Under the Fair Housing Amendment Act, 42 U.S.C. §3604(f)(2), (f)(2)(A), a disabled tenant has a right to a reasonable housing accommodation that she needs to use and enjoy her home. But if her landlord offers her an alternative that likewise satisfies that need, she has no right to demand the particular accommodation that she wants.


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