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What are reasonable accommodations for someone with a disability?

The NYSHRL prohibits housing providers from refusing to sell, rent, lease or otherwise deny any person a housing accommodation on account of disability; and discriminating against any person because of disability in the terms, conditions, or privileges of the sale, rental, or lease of any such housing accommodation or in the furnishing of facilities or services in connection therewith.

Housing providers are obligated to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities to allow them the use and enjoyment of their homes. Such accommodations may include removing architectural barriers, providing accessible parking, and waiving no pet policies for persons who have a disability-related need for a service or emotional support animal. Housing providers are required to pay and provide for reasonable modifications to common areas to make them accessible to persons with disabilities. New multifamily housing built on or after March of 1991 must meet basic design and construction requirements to ensure that access to and inside the dwellings are provided to persons with disabilities.

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