Disability Law Center
Check out the Disability Law Center of Alaska's new web site! Here you can find news, self-help publications, information on legal decisions, and links to other helpful web sites.
By: Disability Law Center of Alaska
Legal Advice for Persons With Disabilities: Renting a Place to Live in Alaska
This 36-page handbook reviews the laws that protect renters with disabilities. Chapters include information on finding a place to live, applying for an apartment, appealing a landlord's decision, maintaining an apartment, and resolving problems that a tenant might have after he or she has moved into an apartment.
By: Alaska Legal Services Corporation
HUD Homes (Answers to Common Questions)
This web page explains how to buy a HUD Home and provides links to properties that are available near you for purchase from HUD. When someone with a mortgage insured by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) can't meet their payments, the lender forecloses on the home. HUD pays the lender what is owed and HUD takes ownership of the home. Then HUD sells it at market value as quickly as possible.
By: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Renters: Know Your Security Deposit Facts
A security deposit is money you give to a landlord when you rent. This Guide tells you:
1. How much security deposit the landlord can ask for.
2. What happens to a security deposit.
3. What a security deposit is used for.
4. What to do when you move out.
5. How to get your security deposit back.
6. What to do if you have problems.
By: AARP Legal Services Network
Alaska Office of the Ombudsman Complaint Dept.
This site has an explanation of how the Ombudsman's Office works and contains links that enable you to understand the process. This site also provides a link to the complaint form.
By: State of Alaska
Disability Rights and Resources
This page has information for persons with disabilities, housing providers, and building and design professionals. HUD provides a good resource to find the answers you need to many questions, whether you are the provider or the recipient.
By: U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Home and Community Based Service Provider Resources
This site consists of information, forms and resources for providers including Certification, Licensure and Grants, Provider-Oriented Materials, Choice program forms, Environmental Modification forms, and Adult Protective Services and General Relief forms.
By: State of Alaska
Reasonable Accommodations Under the Fair Housing Act
This site contains questions and answers to many questions about what is reasonable accommodation, who is protected by it, what must be done under the act, who is not protected by the act, can a deposit or additional fee be charged, and how and where to file a complaint are some of the facts addressed.
By: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
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