Are You Listening Now?: Housing Discrimination Against the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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Deaf and hard of hearing individuals face a variety of obstacles when interacting with the hearing world. One of those impediments is discriminatory treatment by housing providers that precludes equal access to housing opportunities. The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), in cooperation with eleven of its member organizations, conducted a national investigation of rental practices of rental firms to ascertain how deaf or hard of hearing persons were treated in comparison to hearing persons in the apartment housing search. We uncovered sustained patterns of housing discrimination against deaf and hard of hearing apartment seekers across the country.