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Updated July 20, 2017
The DRC provides information, advice, and legal representation to individuals who have problems with housing who have been discriminated against due to their disability. Other housing law problems are referred to New Hampshire Legal Assistance or the Legal Advice and Referral Center for income-eligible individuals.
DRC HOUSING RESOURCES
Individual Advocacy - Emotional Support Dog
2012: Alice (not her real name) had been unfairly evicted from her apartment and had no place to live. Another landlord was refusing to rent to her because she had an emotional support dog. One call to the landlord from DRC Attorney Courtney Lockwood with information about Fair Housing laws, and the apartment was hers.
Individual Advocacy - Eviction
2011: DRC represented a man with mental illness who was being evicted due to his behavior. DRC filed a request for reasonable accommodations pursuant to the federal fair housing act to enable “John” time to receive necessary treatment and to implement protocols to facilitate better communication between the management company, John, and other tenants. The landlord agreed to the requested accommodations and dismissed the eviction action. John was able to remain in his home.
Advocacy - NH Supreme Court
2004: Retaliatory Eviction: White Cliffs at Dover v. Elaine Bulman
Call Disability Rights Center - NH at 1-800-834-1721 if you have a housing problem related to your disability, or apply for an intake appointment online.
Other Places to Go For Legal Assistance:
NEW HAMPSHIRE RESOURCES