Monthly Archives: August 2014

When is an Accommodation or Modification Request Reasonable?

Under fair housing laws, people with disabilities can request accommodations to rules, policies and practices in housing. If the requested accommodation is reasonable, a landlord or other covered housing provider would have to permit the accommodation. Similarly, if someone with a disability needs to make reasonable modifications to fully use and enjoy housing, it would be unlawful for the homeowner, homeowners association, local government or other covered housing provider to refuse to allow the modification. Covered housing providers are obligated to permit accommodation and allow modifications, when they are reasonable and the Department of Housing and Urban Development has provided

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