Disability Rights

Housing providers may be required to make exceptions to rules, policies and practices for people with disabilities via a "reasonable accommodation" or "reasonable modification" request.

The Fair Housing Act requires that housing providers must: "make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices or services when such accommodations may be necessary to afford a person with a disability an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling."

  • Examples: Waiver of a "no pets" policy for an individual who requires an animal because of their disability, or installing a ramp over the stairs at a building’s entrance.

There are very specific reasons that a request for reasonable accommodation may be denied. These include if your request infringes on the rights of other tenants, or if your request alters the building’s basic programs or services.

More information about reasonable accommodations can be found here

Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan:  The Olmstead Plan is a series of activities our state must accomplish to ensure people with disabilities live, learn, work, and enjoy life in integrated settings. Learn more about Minnesota's Olmstead Plan Learn more about Minnesota's Olmstead Plan.