Q: I'm having a difficult time finding a place to rent and suspect it's because I'm handicapped. What are my rights? A: First, it's important to know what federal law defines as handicapped. According to Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations, a handicap is "any physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of a person's major life activities, a record of having such impairment or being regarded as having such impairment". As for rights, federal law enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 "in order to create a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities and to provide clear, strong, consistent, enforceable standards addressing discrimination against individuals with disabilitie...
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