People with diagnoses still suffer illegal discrimination in housing because they can’t prove a property owner is refusing to sell or rent to them because of their disability or mental condition. They often pay more for poor housing in less desirable neighborhoods than non-diagnosed people do for better housing.
They cluster in the town’s poorest, most dangerous neighborhoods, or in low-cost housing projects that accept the government housing vouchers nicer developments refuse. Housing discrimination is one of the reasons people with mental health diagnoses are victims of violent crimes 6 to 23 times more often
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