There are instances when the homes patients need to modify to live safely and securely aren’t their homes technically.
Statistics say that around 43 million housing units are occupied by renters in the United States, and 2.4 million of these people are living with a disability. One million of them are families with children with special needs.
If you’re wondering if you can conduct modifications in your rental home or your loved one’s, the answer is yes.
People with disabilities who are renting are entitled to reasonable accommodation (e.g., ramp in New Jersey) by their landlords, according to the Fair Housing Act.
According to the Tenants Union of Washington State, reasonable accommodations may include providing rental forms in large print, providing a reserved accessible parking space near a tenant’s unit, allowing a resident to have a service animal in a building with a no pets policy, or permitting a resident who has developed mobility limitations to move to the ground floor or get wheelchair ramp installation in Freehold, New Jersey.
Furthermore, housing providers may not require people with disabilities to pay extra fees or deposits as a condition of receiving a reasonable accommodation.
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