Reasonable Accomodations / Reasonable Modifications
Reasonable accommodations eliminate barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from accessing housing opportunities, including both private housing and housing that utilizes federal assistance programs.
- The Fair Housing Act prohibits a housing provider from refusing to permit, at the expense of the person with a disability, reasonable modifications of existing premises occupied or to be occupied by such person if such modifications may be necessary to afford such person full enjoyment of the premises.
- Housing providers may not require persons with disabilities to pay extra fees or deposits or place any other special conditions or requirements as a condition of receiving a reasonable accommodation.
- The Fair Housing Act requires landlords to make reasonable accommodations to rules, policies, practices, or services to afford persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling and public and common use areas.