Part One took place on Friday, September 16, 2022, 10—11:15 a.m.
Part Two took place on Friday, September 30, 2022, 10–11:15 a.m.
Many older tenants have physical and/or mental disabilities that affect their ability to rent, use, and enjoy their housing. California landlords have a duty to provide disabled tenants with reasonable accommodations so that they can have equal access to their housing and maintain their tenancies.
In this two-part training, Using the Reasonable Accommodation Process to Protect Older Tenants Living with Disabilities, civil rights attorneys from Disability Rights California will provide an overview of the law prohibiting landlords, property managers, and others from discriminating against anyone on the basis of disability. This training will focus on the right to a reasonable accommodation or modification in housing and how to exercise these rights. Participants will learn how to advocate for accommodations that ensure equal access to housing for tenants with disabilities, and how to use these tools to defend against evictions.
Register for Part One where you’ll receive a substantive overview of applicable law and the reasonable accommodation process. Register for Part Two where you’ll work with common scenarios that arise in the reasonable accommodation process and have an opportunity to practice using this process in small group sessions. You may register for Part One, Part Two, or register for both days.
Who Should Participate:
Legal services attorneys, elder advocates, and housing and community health counselors in California.
Nubyaan Scott, Staff Attorney, Civil Rights Practice Group, Disability Rights CA
Engie Mota, Staff Attorney, Civil Rights Practice Group, Disability Rights CA
Nichole Mendoza, Senior Staff Attorney, Civil Rights Practice Group, Disability Rights CA
Patti Prunhuber, Director, Housing Advocacy, Justice in Aging
- Get the slides for Part One | An accessible PDF outline of the slides
- A list of resources from Part One