The federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, family status, national origin, or disability.
The FHA is important because it allows people with disabilities to seek reasonable accommodations from owners and operators of most housing in the United States in order to address the serious health hazards posed by secondhand smoke, which infiltrates their housing.
To access the federal Fair Housing Act, please go to http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/housing/title8.htm
For more information on disabilities and second hand smoke seehttp://www.smokefreecapital.org/pdf/FederalFairHousingAct.pdf
Go to our case law summaries to learn more about cases dealing with second-hand smoke and disability law