Although the laws governing reasonable accommodations appear at first glance to be fairly straightforward and sometimes even very flexible, don’t let them fool you. Their flexibility only serves to create large gaps in the regulations and vast gray areas for housing professionals whose job it is to keep properties in strict compliance.
That’s where Assisted Housing Alert’s latest special report comes in. The Reasonable Accommodations Handbook: How-To Disability Regulation Compliance For Housing Providers is designed to help you jump those gaps, navigate those gray areas, and come out compliant on other end.
Several laws govern reasonable accommodations, including the Fair Housing Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you fail to comply with the reasonable accommodations regulations, tenants can bring legal action against you under any or all of these laws.
The Reasonable Accommodations Handbook provides comprehensive compliance strategies to keep you out of court and in the clear. Using this guide, you will learn to:
- Recognize what a “reasonable” accommodation is
- Effectively comply with verification requirements
- Ensure that your property’s policies are not faulty
- Understand when you must grant—and when you can deny—a request
- Determine which pet rules can be applied to service animals
- Avoid common mistakes with motorized wheelchairs, mental illness, and unit transfers
- Understand your property’s rights and financial duties to disabled tenants
- Recognize the real-world risks of non-compliance
By dissecting regulation language, analyzing case studies, and gleaning tips from housing industry experts, The Reasonable Accommodations Handbook will equip you with the key requirements for complying with reasonable accommodation requests. Plus, you’ll get several handy tools and sample documents to help you effectively train your staff on reasonable accommodations and other disability-related compliance issues. Order today!