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  • Americans with Disabilities Act- A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment

    If you are seeking a job or are new to the workforce, you should become familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable individuals with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society. One fundamental principle of the ADA is that individuals with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to work must have an equal opportunity to work. This brochure, from the Social Security Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Justice answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration, EEOC and Department of Justice
  • Buying A Home and The Law

    PDF document (may load slowly). Content Detail

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    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Challenging the Criminalization of the Homeless

    The Civil Rights Project monitors and advocates nationally against local laws that "criminalize" homelessness by making it a crime to perform life-sustaining activities in public areas-- even when there are no private spaces available to the homeless person to perform these activities. For example, some communities prohibit sleeping in public spaces even when a homeless person in that community has nowhere else to sleep, such as a shelter or home. Other life-sustaining activities that may be prohibited in public spaces include eating and sitting. Content Detail

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    National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
  • Federal Protections Against National Origin Discrimination

    Federal laws prohibit discrimination based on a person's national origin, race, gender, color, disability, religion, or familial status. This document explains your rights in more detail. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Justice
  • First Amendment: Legal Resources for the LGBT Community

    This web site contains legal resources for the lesbian and gay community relating to freedom of speech, press, religion, association and other First Amendment rights. Content Detail

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    LAMBDA Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • Housing and Public Accommodation (LGBT Community)

    This web site contains information about rights to housing and public accommodations for the LGBT community. Content Detail

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    LAMBDA Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • Housing Choice Vouchers Fact Sheet

    The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Housing-Related Information for People with Disabilities

    Find housing-related information for people with disabilities in this section of the DisabilityInfo.gov web site, including: Accessibility, Housing Options, Links to Laws and Policy, and Your Housing Rights. Content Detail

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    First Gov - Your First Click is the U.S. Government
  • How to File a Discrimination Charge

    This web page, from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) web site, shows you how to file a discrimination charge if you believe you have been discriminated against by an employer, labor union or employment agency when applying for a job or while on the job because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, or believe that you have been discriminated against because of opposing a prohibited practice or participating in an equal employment opportunity matter. Content Detail

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    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • How to File a Housing Discrimination Complaint with HUD

    Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, or disability. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your rights have been violated, you can file a fair housing complaint. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Renters in Foreclosure Toolkit

    An outline of provisions protecting tenants living in foreclosed buildings. Content Detail

  • Searching Affordable Rental Housing

    Whether you are looking for a place to call home, or you would like a place to list your rental properties. A free statewide listing and locating service is now available to assist you... Content Detail

  • Tenants' Rights and the Law

    Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, this brochure includes important information about your rights and responsibilities. PDF document (may load slowly). Content Detail

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    South Carolina Bar Association