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Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
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The Bazelon Center (formerly the Mental Health Law Project) is a national, nonprofit organization that engages in legal advocacy for people with mental disabilities. The Center has three programs to expand housing for people who have mental disabilities and are homeless. The Center's Fair Housing program offers training and technical assistance to help housing providers, consumers, and advocates overcome legal barriers such as exclusionary zoning, restrictive regulations, or rental policies to community-living for children and adults with mental disabilities. The Center also uses litigation and other forms of advocacy to increase access to housing and community-based systems of services for people who are homeless, focusing on enforcement of the Supreme Court’s Olmstead mandate. Finally, the Center advocates for access by people with disabilities to HUD-funded low-income housing. The Center’s website includes information and legal citations on enforcement of the Fair Housing Act, and a number of publications on fair housing for persons with disabilities are downloadable or available for purchase.
Washington, D.C.