4.0 hours The Law of the Land - Fair Housing – Course Syllabus

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Course Syllabus:

4.0 Elective Hours

The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. In addition to providing a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The purpose of the Act was to create consistent and enforceable standards. The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush. At the time of the Act, there were more than 43,000,000 Americans with one or more physical or mental disabilities. Congress found that, unlike other protected classes, individuals with disabilities repeatedly encountered a variety of forms of discrimination and often had no legal recourse.

The ADA addresses five general areas or titles of service or operation: Title I – Employment, Title II - Public Services (and public transportation), Title III - Public Accommodations, Title IV – Telecommunications, and Title V - Miscellaneous Provisions.

While all five titles of the ADA are vital to the protection of disabled Americans, Title III has had the greatest effect on the lives of disabled persons. Title III prohibits discrimination against disability with regards to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, or accommodations. Essentially, this title requires all public and commercial facilities to be accessible to the disabled.

This course will focus on the Fair Housing Act and The Americans with Disabilities Act and provides a clear understanding of both to aid in the avoidance of violations.

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