Best Practices for Townships for Complying with ADA & Fair Housing Act
Attorneys Leslie Abdoo and Kaitlyn Manley are presenting "Best Practices for Townships for Complying with ADA & Fair Housing Act" at the 2022 Michigan Townships Association Annual Conference on April 26 at the Lansing Center.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibit townships from discriminating against individuals on the basis of disability and making zoning decisions that fail to reasonably accommodate persons with a disability.
However, the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act and local ordinances traditionally do not provide standards or procedures for considering and granting such zoning accommodations. Review requirements and best practices for compliance under the ADA and FHA to properly address requests for zoning accommodations.