IDENTIFYING SYSTEMIC BARRIERS TO HOUSING HOMELESSNESS INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL HEALTH DISABILITIES IN PASADENA, FEB. 2019
Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc. (MHAS), through funding from the State Bar of California for a Community Redevelopment Legal Assistance Project, conducted a study in 2018 aimed at identifying barriers to housing low-income individuals with mental health disabilities in Pasadena. The results of that study are attached here in MHAS’s February 2019 report entitled “Identifying Systemic Barriers to Housing Homeless Individuals with Mental Health Disabilities in Pasadena: A Report with Recommendations for Next Steps.”
FAIR HOUSING TIP OF THE MONTH CAMPAIGN, 2018-19
Funded by a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development Fair Housing Initiatives Program (Grant #FEOI180041-01-00).
Fair Housing laws prohibit discrimination in housing based on the following characteristics: Race, religion, national origin, color, sex, marital status,* ancestry,* familial status, disability, sexual orientation,* source of income.* (*Indicates a prohibited basis for discrimination in California, but not under federal law.)
Disclaimer: The Fair Housing Tip of the Month program is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you have a legal question, please contact MHAS or another attorney of your choice.
Tip 1: Reasonable Accommodation – How Do I Ask for One?
Tip 2: Landlord Request for Verification of Disability
Tip 3: Emotional Support Animals and Requests for “Pet Deposits”
Tip 4: Medical Marijuana
Tip 5: Reasonable Accommodation for an Applicant with a Criminal History
Tip 6: Actions Based on Stereotypes are Discriminatory
Tip 7: Retaliation is Discrimination
Tip 8: Request for Reasonable Modification
Tip 9: Drug Addiction is a Disability if Not Related to Current Illegal Drug Use
Tip 10: Reasonable Accommodation, Section 8, and Threatened Eviction
Tip 11: Reasonable Accommodations Require an Interactive Process – Nonemergency Repairs and Notice
LANDLORD: “I need to make upgrade repairs to the units in my apartment building. I gave 24 hour written notice to my tenant that a worker would be coming to do repairs during regular business hours. I even gave a time frame for the repairs, but the tenant refused to let the worker in. I told the tenant that, if she refused to let the worker in to do the repairs, I would evict her. The tenant said that, because of her disability, she is very anxious when people she does not know enter her apartment. I said she did not have to be there, but she said that makes her anxious as well. The tenant wants to set an appointment for the repairs. Do I have to deal with this? It takes a lot of time.”
FAIR HOUSING TIP OF THE MONTH ARCHIVE
FAIR HOUSING TIP OF THE MONTH CAMPAIGN, 2017
Funded by a grant from the U. S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development Fair housing Initiatives Program (Grant #FEOI160050-01-01).
Tip 1: Reasonable Accommodation if You Receive a Three-Day Notice to Cure or Quit
Tip 2: Reasonable Modifications
Tip 3: Reasonable Accommodation and the Interactive Process, Example: Negative Tenant History
Tip 4: Supportive Services
Tip 5: Reasonable Accommodation and Emotional Support Animals
Tip 6: Hostile Environment and the Landlord’s Duty
Tip 7: Third-Party Rent Payments
Tip 8: Reasonable Accommodation and Threatened Eviction
Tip 9: Use of Medical Marijuana in your Housing Unit
Tip 10: Reasonable Accommodation and Early Termination of a Lease
Tip 11: Hoarding
Tip 12: Smoking as a Reasonable Accommodation
Fair Housing Tip of the Month Campaign, 2014-15
Tips for housing providers. Funded by a grant from the U. S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development Fair housing Initiatives Program (Grant #FH400G13044).
-Fair Housing Tip of the Month Campaign, 2011-12
Multilingual campaign with fair housing tips in nine languages.
-Fair Housing Tip of the Month Campaign, 2009-10
Tips for mental health consumers, family members, advocates, mental health organizations and housing providers.
-Fair Housing Tip of the Month Campaign, 2006-07
Tips for emergency shelter operators and transitional housing providers.
ARCHIVE OF PREVIOUS FAIR HOUSING PUBLICATIONS
Fair Housing for People with Disabilities (2007)
A fair housing guidance manual for emergency shelter and transitional housing providers.
Fair Housing in Your Neighborhood (2004)
A guide to understanding how fair housing laws protect people with disabilities in California (available in six languages).
Reasonable Accommodation Guide for Housing Developers and Providers (2005)
A guide to assist developers and providers of housing for people with disabilities in California.