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What Is A "Reasonable Accommodation"?
A “Reasonable Accommodation” is a
Change, Exception, or Adjustment
to a Rule, Policy, Practice, or Service
 that may be necessary for a person with a disability
 to have an equal opportunity to use and enjoy
  a dwelling, including public and common use spaces.
Since rules, policies, practices, and services may have a different effect on persons with disabilities than on other persons, treating persons with disabilities exactly the same as others will sometimes deny them an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling.  The Act makes it unlawful to refuse to make reasonable accommodations to rules, policies, practices, or services when such accommodations may be necessary to afford persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling.
The Americans with Disabilities Act

Defines a Person with a Disability to Include:

(1) individuals with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities;
(2) individuals who are regarded as having such an impairment; and
(3) individuals with a record of such an impairment.
The term "substantially limits" suggests that the
limitation is "significant" or "to a large degree."
The term “major life activity” means those activities
that are of central importance to daily life,
What is A Service Animal?
Service animals are animals that are individually
trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities.
Service Animals are Working Animals, Not Pets
Service animals that assist persons with disabilities
are considered to be auxiliary aids & are
 Exempt from Pet Policies & All Pet Deposits
Two Courts have Addressed this Issue Directly
The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. District Court of Oregon
Both Held that the Only Requirements to be Classified as a Service Animal under Federal Regulations
are that the animal be (1) individually trained, & (2) work for the benefit of an individual with a disability.
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Housing Accommodations for Disabled People

A housing provider may not ordinarily inquire as to the nature and severity of an individual's disability.

In Response to a Request for a Reasonable Accommodation,
A Housing Provider May Request the Following Disability-Related Information:
(1) documentation necessary to verify that the person
meets the Act’s definition of disability
(i.e., has a physical or mental impairment that
substantially limits one or more major life activities)
(2) a description of the needed accommodation and;
(3) information showing the relationship between the person’s
disability & the need for the requested accommodation.
Housing Providers May NOT Require Persons with Disabilities to Pay Extra Fees or Deposits
as a Condition of Receiving a Reasonable Accommodation.
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It is NOT Necessary to Provide
Medical Records or Detailed Information
Regarding your Disability to Housing Providers
Once a housing provider has established that a person meets the Act's definition of disability, the provider's request for documentation should seek only the information that is necessary to evaluate if the reasonable accommodation is needed because of a disability.  Such information must be kept confidential and must not be shared with other persons unless they need the information to make or assess a decision to grant or deny a reasonable accommodation request or unless disclosure is required by law (e.g., a court-issued subpoena requiring disclosure).
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Document Your Request For Accommodations
1.  Verify that You Have A Qualified Disablity
2.  Request Your Reasonable Accommodation
3.  Explain Your Necessity for the Accommodation
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Americans with Disabilities Act.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Businesses & organizations that serve the public
must allow people with disabilities
to bring their service animals into all areas
  of the facility where customers are normally allowed to go
This federal law applies to all businesses open to the public
When it is NOT Obvious What Service an Animal Provides,
Only Limited Inquiries are Allowed
Staff May Ask Two Questions:
(1) Is the Dog a Service Animal, Required because of a Disability
(2) What Work or Task has the Dog been Trained to Perform
Violators of the ADA can be Required to Pay Money Damages & Penalties.
Businesses Cannot Ask Any Other Questions
Staff May NOT Ask:
1.  About the Person’s Disability
2.  For Medical Documentation
3.  That the Dog Perform Tasks
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You & Your Service Animal Have Rights
People Who Use Service Animals Cannot Be:
Isolated from Other Patrons
Treated Less Favorably than Other Patrons
Charged Fees NOT Charged to Patrons without Animals
If a business requires a deposit or fee to be paid by patrons with pets,
it must waive the charge for service animals.
Businesses that sell or prepare food must allow service animals in public areas
even if state or local health codes prohibit animals on the premises.

Allergies and fear of animals are generally not valid reasons for

denying access or refusing service to people with service animals.
Violators of the ADA can be Required to Pay Money Damages and Penalties.
A Person with a Disability Cannot be Asked to Remove his Service Animal Unless:
(1) the animal is out of control & the animal’s owner
does not take effective action to control it
(2) the animal poses a direct threat
to the health or safety of others.
In these cases, the business should give the person with the disability the option
to obtain goods and services without having the animal on the premises.
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Meet All the Requirements of the
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