Disability Rights

Reasonable Modifications and Accommodations

If you have a disability, you might be entitled to a reasonable accommodation or modification.

What is a reasonable and necessary modification?

A modification is a physical change to a property. Housing providers are required to allow reasonable and necessary modifications for persons with a disability. For example, a reasonable and necessary modification for someone with a mobility impairment might be adding a ramp to the front of the house, while installing a flashing light doorbell might be necessary for a tenant who is Deaf.

What is a reasonable and necessary ​accommodation?

An accommodation is a change to a rule or policy. Housing providers are required to allow reasonable and necessary accommodations for persons with a disability. An example of a reasonable and necessary accommodation would be for a landlord to waive their “no pets” policy or pet fee for someone with an assistance animal. 

Sample forms

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Need help asking for a reasonable modification or accommodation request?

Call our office at (504) 596-2100 or (877) 445-2100 and someone from our office will assist you.