If you are one of the more than half a million veterans who have experienced burns, amputations, traumatic brain injury, paralysis, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or any other condition that substantially limits your life activities, you have the right to housing that suits your needs.
The federal Fair Housing Act protects the rights of veterans with disabilities who are seeking equal access to housing. Under the Fair Housing Act, a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as: seeing, hearing, working, and/or the operation of major bodily functions.
Read an accessible version of the Veterans with Disabilites Toolkit >>
ERC Files Lawsuit against Major U.S. Retailer for Lack of Accessible Stores Nationwide
Yesterday, the Equal Rights Center (ERC) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Kohl’s Corporation and Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. (Kohl’s), a Wisconsin-based department store retail chain. The suit alleges that Kohl’s violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the New York Human Rights Law by discriminating against customers with mobility disabilities at department store locations nationwide.
Read the press release here.
Read the ERC's 2013 Annual Report.
The Equal Rights Center has released its 2013 Annual Report. Catch up on the year's highlights and learn more about the ERC's work and mission.
Click here to download a free copy.
For Civil Minds, the ERC's blog
Read the ERC's blog, For Civil Minds, to learn more about a variety of civil rights issues. The blog is updated frequently so remember to keep checking back for new stories and topics.