example, setting a limit of two persons per bedrom would likely be considered reasonable, but
requiring each child to have their own bedroom ould be considered discriminatory. A landlord
can set an occupancy limit as long as such poly does not have a disparate impact on families
policies which are used to exclude families with children or unreasonable limit a family's access
to housing, may constitute a violation of state and federal fair housing laws.
I am disabled and looking for rental housing. I am having a difficult time finding housing. Can the fair housing law help me?
Persons with disabilities must be given reasonable accommodations in regard to rules,
records. To be entitled to an accommodation due todisability the tenant must have a physical or
mental impairment, which substantially limits one or more major life activities. This protected
class includes those who have a disability, havea history of having a disability, and those who
are regarded as having a disability. It is prohibited, as discriminatory, for a landlord to refuse to
make a reasonable accommodation in rules, ies,ic practices or services when such an
accommodation is necessary to afford a person witha disability the equal opportunity to use and
enjoy a dwelling. Examples of reasonable acc mmodations include a landlord waiving a no pet
rule for a tenant who needs to use an assistive animal and reserving parking place close to
accessible apartments for mobility impaired tenants.
I am a landlord how can I determine if my tenant is disabled and entitled to a reasonable accommodation?
A tenant or potential tenantis considered disabled and covered by the fair housing act if
they or someone in their household:
Has a physical or mental impairment (including hearing, mobility and visual impairments, mental illness, AIDS, AIDS related complex, or mental retardation) that substantially limits one or more major life