What is Covered by the Fair Housing Act - Reasonable Accommodations and Reasonable Modifications

    If you or someone associated with you have a physical or mental disability (including hearing, mobility and visual impairments, chronic alcoholism, chronic mental illness, AIDS, AIDS Related Complex and mental retardation) that substantially limits one or more major life activities; have a record of such a disability; or are regarded as having such a disability your landlord may not:

  • Refuse to let you make reasonable modifications to your dwelling or common use areas, at your expense, if necessary for the disabled person to use the housing. (Where reasonable, the landlord may permit changes only if you agree to restore the property to its original condition when you move.)

  • Refuse to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices or services if necessary for the disabled person to use the housing. Example: A building with a "no pets" policy must allow a visually impaired tenant to keep a guide dog.

Reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications apply to all multi-family housing, regardless of when it was constructed.
  
  
West Virginia Fair Housing Action Network (FHAN)
info@wvfairhousing.org
(304) 296-6091     844-212-3464 (toll free)
West Virginia Fair Housing Action Network (FHAN) 
Making Housing Choice a Reality  
info@wvfairhousing.org 
(304) 296-6091 
844-212-3464 (toll free)