Advancing Accessible Communities

21 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2021

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Robin Paul Malloy

Syracuse University College of Law

Date Written: December 25, 2020


Communities must be made accessible for people with disabilities and for people seeking to age in place. Property, land use, real estate, housing, and zoning professionals must learn the requirements of our disability laws, and they must work with urban planners and disability rights professionals to make our communities safe and easy to navigate for everyone. This article explores the need for advancing accessibility while highlighting some of the key difficulties in achieving greater success. The article includes discussion of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act (FHA), and the Rehabilitation Act (RHA).

Keywords: Disability, property, land use, zoning, real estate, housing, community, accessibility, ADA, FHA, RHA

JEL Classification: K00, K11, Z18

Suggested Citation

Malloy, Robin Paul, Advancing Accessible Communities (December 25, 2020). Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2020, Available at SSRN:

Robin Paul Malloy (Contact Author)

Syracuse University College of Law ( email )

Syracuse, NY 13244-1030
United States
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