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Disability, Housing, and Vulnerable Populations

What protections do I have if I am especially vulnerable to COVID-19 due to additional health conditions?

You are likely protected by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with qualified disabilities may be entitled to work from home or receive other reasonable accommodations under the ADA, and certain health conditions, such as a compromised immune system, may qualify as a disability under the ADA. Complications related to COVID-19 (beyond typical cold or flu symptoms) may also qualify for accommodations. If you believe you may qualify for an accommodation under the ADA, you should discuss accommodations with your employer.

What should I do if I am experiencing discrimination at work because of my race, ethnicity, or national origin?

In most cases, you still have housing rights. If you are concerned about losing your employer-provided housing, contact us; given the heightened health and safety concerns, we will be prioritizing any cases where housing is at risk.

What if I am being evicted but it is unrelated to employer-provided housing?

See A Colorado Tenant’s Guide to COVID-19. This factsheet has rent and eviction resources, plus information about how to communicate with your landlord. You can also reach out to attorney Zach Neumann at 720-325-6558 or with further questions. Please note that housing issues unrelated to employment are typically outside of Towards Justice’s area of experience./p><