Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A policy to protect hoarders: An analysis of Fair Housing Amendments Act, 1988
by Jahan, Mina, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 81; 1588622
Abstract (Summary)

This is a policy analysis of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 (also known as FHAA). In an attempt to provide protection from the legal consequences likely to be suffered by individuals with mental disabilities including those who exhibit the hoarding behavior, the FHAA requires housing providers to provide reasonable accommodations to the needs of these people in order to prevent unnecessary evictions and homelessness. To make use of these protections, task forces have been developed to create solutions that will protect the city from the hoarder, as well as the hoarder from the city.

This study uses secondary sources to analyze the FHAA. The background and history of this policy were explored as well as its effectiveness and impact. This study concludes that FHAA protects the hoarding population. The task forces, mental health professionals, and social workers are able to help with the mental health issues of hoarders even though the FHAA was obviously not intended to deal the mental health issues, but only to help those who were in need of housing.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jennings, Lisa
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Lee, Brian
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: 1988, Fair housing amendments act, Fhaa, Hoarders, Mental health, Older adults
Publication Number: 1588622
ISBN: 978-1-321-74587-0
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