What is a reasonable accommodation?

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A reasonable accommodation is a change in rules, policies, practices, or services that is feasible and practical under the circumstances. Under the federal Fair Housing Act, discrimination because of a disability of the tenant, a person residing in or intending to reside in the property after it is rented or made available, or any person associated with the tenant, can include a refusal to make a reasonable accommodation in the rules, practices, or services if necessary to afford the person equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling. A property owner must grant a tenant’s request for a reasonable accommodation unless the request is (1) unduly burdensome, a fundamental alteration of the landlord’s program, or there is another accommodation that is just as reasonable; or (2) the tenant poses a direct threat to the health or safety of other residents or when the tenancy would result in substantial physical damage to the property of others.

Source: TAR

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