Sara Pezeshkpour Kunkel

  • Hosted by Housing Rights Center
  • Sponsored by Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Service location Los Angeles
  • Law school University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Issue area Disability Rights, Housing/Homelessness
  • Fellowship class year 2008
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

I will work with the Southern California Housing Rights Center to defend disabled tenants against eviction proceedings by applying federal and state Fair Housing Acts. I will educate disabled tenants of the powerful protections afforded them under these Acts, and train other advocates to provide eviction defense where disability discrimination is implicated. Through this multi-pronged approach, I will empower both tenants and advocates to reduce disability discrimination in housing.

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