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Reasonable Accommodations in Housing for People with Disabilities

Tuesday, October 06, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Carmen Lee
Location Details:
Koret Auditorium San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin St. near Grove
San Francisco, CA 94102

This seminar will address fair housing laws, reasonable accommodations, eviction defense, and other related issues for people with psychiatric and/or developmental disabilities in various housing settings.


Tara Collins, MD, MPH, Psychiatrist, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Thomas E. Drohan, Esq., Tenant Attorney, Legal Assistance to the Elderly, San Francisco, CA

Michael Rossoff, Esq., Landlord Attorney, San Francisco, CA

Colleen Janatpour & Lilian Miwa Maher, Esq., State of California Department of Fair Employment & Housing

Victoria Tedder, Housing Advocate, Independent Living Resource Center, San Francisco, CA

Joe Femino, Director of Housing & Residential Services, The Arc, San Francisco, CA

Tenants with lived experience

Moderated by People With Disabilities Foundation

Everyone is welcome
To RSVP: education [at] or call (415) 931-3070.

The Main Library is wheelchair accessible. To request other accommodations, contact education [at] or call (415) 931-3070. Requesting accommodations at least 1 week in advance will help ensure availability.

Approved for 2 hours of MCLE, including 1 hour in Elimination of Bias, from the State Bar of California.
Course also meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences through People With Disabilities Foundation, provider #PCE 3221. Participants will become familiar with fair housing laws as they apply to people with psychiatric and/or developmental disabilities, reasonable accommodations for impairments that may enable tenants with these disabilities to remain living in their homes, the process to request a reasonable accommodation, and housing issues and challenges that people with psychiatric disorders and/or developmental disabilities face that are a result of or that exacerbate their disorders.

This is not a Library sponsored program. Refreshments are not allowed in the Auditorium.
Added to the calendar on Mon, Sep 21, 2015 11:39AM
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