Meghan Carter

  • Hosted by Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Sponsored by Pfizer Inc., Sidley Austin LLP
  • Service location Chicago
  • Law school Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Issue area Disability Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2010
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

A common problem in Chicago is that tenants are evicted from their housing for reasons that stem from a disability. Instead of facing eviction, people with disabilities can request a reasonable accommodation, but those requests often require medical documentation that doctors can be hesitant to provide. I will work directly with medical and mental health providers in Chicago to address the issues that our clients face as they enforce their legal right to remain independent.

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