(Condo Act:) Modifications and Improvements to Protect Persons With Disabilities

Persons with disabilities who reside in condominiums have several statutory protections available to them designed to prevent discrimination against the disabled. These protections include the federal Fair Housing Amendments Act (“FHAA”), 42 USC 3604, and its Michigan equivalent contained in the Persons With Disabilities Civil Rights Act, (“PWDCRA”), MCL 37.1506a. Both the FHAA and the PWDCRA apply to housing, and both apply to the provisioning of services in connection with housing. While the FHAA and the PWDCRA both address the circumstances where a person with a disability seeks to modify or improve their residence, a condominium association must also be aware of the protections afforded a person with disabilities contained in Section 47a of the Michigan Condominium Act, MCL 559.147a.    Read the article……………


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