Follow Six Dos & Don’ts to Avoid Problems with Live-In Aides

Very often, household members applying to or already living at a site say they need to have an aide live with them to help them with daily tasks. If a resident who is elderly (age 62 or older) or near elderly (age 50 or older) or who has a disability, asks you to allow her to have a live-in aide to accommodate her disability and to provide supportive services essential to her care and well-being, HUD and the Fair Housing Act (FHA) require you to grant the request as a reasonable accommodation.

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