Reasonable Accommodation Request Letter

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Landlord’s Name
Landlord’s Address 

Dear {Enter Landlord’s Name}: 

I live at {enter address}. I (or a member of my household) am a person with a disability as defined by the Fair Housing Act. I am writing to request a reasonable accommodation under the federal Fair Housing Act. 

POSSIBLE REQUEST 1: I am requesting permission for an assistance animal to assist with daily living. I understand that our building’s rules state a no-pet policy. However, I am requesting that you make a reasonable accommodation in the building’s rules to permit an assistance animal in my apartment. 

POSSIBLE REQUEST 2: I am requesting a reserved parking space closest to my unit. I understand parking is on a first come, first serve basis, but due to my limited mobility, I am requesting a reserved parking space closest to my unit.

POSSIBLE REQUEST 3: I am requesting to pay my rent on the 6th of the month without being assessed a late fee. I receive my disability checks on the 5th of the month. 

According to the Fair Housing Act Amendments Sec. 804 (42 U.S.C. 3604) (f)(3)(B), (3) For purposes of this subsection, discrimination includes– (B) a refusal to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or services, when such accommodations may be necessary to afford such person equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling. 

You can refer to the Joint Statement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice detailing the obligations of housing providers under the Fair Housing Act to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. You can access this Joint Statement by visiting equalhousing.org and clicking on the Landlord Resource Center. 

Please respond in writing to my request within ten days from the date of this letter. I look forward to your response and appreciate your attention to this critical matter. 

Sincerely, 
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