Questions & Answers: Domestic Violence Shelters and Civil Rights Statutes

August 2021

Created by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty


“This Q&A provides information about federal civil rights laws that apply to domestic violence shelters and the services they provide to clients. Four federal civil rights laws are discussed in this Q&A:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (referred to as the ADA)
  • Fair Housing Act (referred to as the FHA)
  • Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (referred to as Title VI)
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (referred to as Section 504)”

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