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  • The Fair Housing Act (FHA)

    The FHA prohibits discrimination in the selling or renting of real property on the basis of disability or familial status, among other things.

    It is unlawful for people selling or renting real property, as well as the governments overseeing the regions in which those properties are located, to discriminate against communal sober living homes solely because the people living in those homes are in recovery and not a traditional family. The FHA does not exempt sober living homes from housing regulations that apply broadly, such as noise regulations, though it does make it illegal to use these regulations as a façade for discrimination.

  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

    HIPAA regulates the use and disclosure of medical information, including addiction status. HIPAA protects the privacy of people in recovery in a wide variety of instances.

    It is unlawful for health insurance companies and many other entities or individuals to disclose the fact that a person suffers from addiction, regardless of whether the person is in recovery. HIPAA does not prevent these entities from disclosing this information when required to do so by law, such as when there is a court order.

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