Category Archives: Housing

Learn About Finding Accessible Housing at a Seminar in Buffalo!

The legal rights of people with developmental disabilities who are seeking appropriate housing and some practical techniques to secure it will be explored in a FREE Accessible Housing Education Seminar. It takes place on Monday November 16, 2015, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, at the Independent Living Center (ILC), a department of Western New York Independent Living, Inc. at 3108 Main Street (near Highgate Avenue), Buffalo, NY.

In addition to explaining the Fair Housing Act and other measures that bar disability-based discrimination, presenters will provide information and resources for navigating a provided regional list of housing options and other opportunities, advocating for reasonable accommodations and environmental modifications, and securing referrals and promising locations. Housing Specialist Crystal Lewis of ILC, and Todd Vaarwerk, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at Western New York Independent Living, Inc., will make a PowerPoint presentation as part of the Seminar.

Anyone who is interested in attending should register by calling Jacqui at (716) 836-0822, ext. 156; or by email at jmathis@wnyil.org.

Learn about Finding Accessible Housing at a Seminar in Niagara Falls

The legal rights of people with developmental disabilities who are seeking appropriate housing and some practical techniques to secure it will be explored in a FREE Accessible Housing Education Seminar. It takes place on Thursday November 12, 2015, from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, at Independent Living of Niagara County (ILNC), 746 Portage Road (near Pine Avenue), Niagara Falls, NY.

In addition to explaining the Fair Housing Act and other measures that bar disability-based discrimination, presenters will provide information and resources for navigating a provided regional list of housing options and other opportunities, advocating for reasonable accommodations and environmental modifications, and securing referrals and promising locations. Housing Specialist Desireé Wlodarek of ILNC, and Todd Vaarwerk, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at Western New York Independent Living, Inc., will make a PowerPoint presentation as part of the Seminar.

Anyone who is interested in attending should register by calling Michelle at (716) 284-4131, ext. 214; or by email at mamini@wnyil.org. (The Agency will be closed on 11/11/15 for Veterans’ Day, but messages and emails will be reviewed on 11/12/15.)

Learn About Finding Accessible Housing!

Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Can Learn
about Finding Accessible Housing at a Seminar in Batavia

The legal rights of people with developmental disabilities who are seeking appropriate housing and some practical techniques to secure it will be explored in a FREE Accessible Housing Education Seminar. It takes place on Monday November 9, 2015, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, at Independent Living of the Genesee Region (ILGR), 113 Main Street (near Center Street), Suite 5, Batavia, NY.

In addition to explaining the Fair Housing Act and other measures that bar disability-based discrimination, presenters will provide information and resources for navigating a provided regional list of housing options and other opportunities, advocating for reasonable accommodations and environmental modifications, and securing referrals and promising locations. Housing Specialist Robin Arnold-Scott of ILGR, and Todd Vaarwerk, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at Western New York Independent Living, Inc., will make a PowerPoint presentation as part of the Seminar.

Anyone who is interested in attending should register by calling Donna at (585) 815-8501, ext. 411; or by email at dbecker@wnyil.org.

Interactive Process in Housing and Public Accommodations

In New York, federal, state and local laws protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace, at their residence, and in public accommodations. One scenario the agencies charged with enforcement of these laws sometimes see involves an individual who was terminated from his job, or evicted from her apartment, after making a request for a reasonable accommodation. When an employee with a disability makes a request for a reasonable accommodation, the employer is obligated under New York law to initiate a dialogue with the employee about the request called an interactive process.

Read more: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202722162500/Interactive-Process-in-Housing-and-Public-Accommodations#ixzz3WGyc9tjw