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Do I need a attorney if my family has been denied low income housing because of my child disability

Colorado Springs, CO |

we were denied low income housing because of my childs developmental disability for the fact that they would help a family first who didnt have a child with a disability then take chances that my child could destroy one of their properties. I ten contacted the housing authority which said that they discriminated a child with a disability and turned our complaint over to the civil rights department which sent me grip of paperwork back to fill out to start the process but i have no clue how to understand or complete the paperwork in the correct way what should i do or who do i receive help from here in colorado springs do i need representation to help me

civil right for children with a disability who are discriminated against

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    This is a duplicate question. You can speak to legal aid for assistance in completing the paperwork. You could also speak with an attorney who represents tenants and handles discrimination cases in housing. Since there are generally attorney's fees attached to these types of cases attorneys are willing to take them on for the guarantee of fees if you prevail.
    Best of luck.

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  2. Without doing any research into your issue, I am suspecting that the person who denied you housing violated a number of rules and possibly the Americans with Disabilities Act. Yes, you should contact a lawyer to discuss your options.

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  3. As I agreed in your identical question, yes you definitely need an attorney familiar with the ADA

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