Rights to Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications
As a person with a disability, you have a right to reasonable accommodations and modifications to your housing.
Housing providers are required to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or services when necessary for a person with a disability to use and enjoy a dwelling. Housing providers may not charge an extra fee or require an additional deposit from applicants or residents with disabilities for reasonable accommodations.
A reasonable accommodation could be:
A housing provider makes an exception to a first-come, first-served basis for parking by giving an assigned, accessible parking space for a tenant with a mobility impairment
A housing provider has a “no pets” policy, but a tenant requires an emotional support animal for a disability. The provider must make an exception to its “no pets” policy to accommodate this tenant.
It is the responsibility of the person with a disability or someone associated with the person with a disability to request a reasonable accommodation. WVFHAN can help with this process. Contact us.
Housing providers that receive federal money are subject to the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For more information about Section 504, click here.