Cluttered Apartments and Complicated Tenancies: A Collaborative Intervention Approach to Tenant 'Hoarding'under the Fair Housing Act

31 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2013  

Chris Ligatti

Independent

Date Written: January 28, 2013

Abstract

This article briefly describes the Fair Housing Act and the Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988 and the problem of tenant hoarding in society and under the law. This article discusses the problem of hoarding, its current classification in the medical field, and the possibility of the use of reasonable accommodation law to assist tenant hoarders. This article will conclude that reasonable accommodations for tenant hoarders are unlikely to be successful without a collaborative approach from the social services, medical, and legal fields.

Keywords: fair housing, hoarding, compulsion, reasonable accommodation, direct threat, mental disability, psychiatric disability, multiple accommodations, clutter

Suggested Citation

Ligatti, Chris, Cluttered Apartments and Complicated Tenancies: A Collaborative Intervention Approach to Tenant 'Hoarding'under the Fair Housing Act (January 28, 2013). Suffolk University Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2208239

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