Accommodation & Modification Assistance

SSFHC can help assist you with making reasonable accommodation requests as well as filing housing discrimination complaints with HUD. Learn more about what’s considered a reasonable request and see how we can help.

Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations include changes to policies and procedures necessary to enable a person with a disability to participate and benefit from housing and related services.

Some examples include:

  • Allowing a companion or service animal, including waiving fees and deposits for companion or service animals
  • Assistance in completing housing-related paperwork
  • Allowing working/service animals
  • Providing reserved parking
  • Providing communication support
  • Reminders about tenant’s’ obligations

Please note: There is no obligation to provide reasonable accommodations, if to do so would impose an undue financial and administrative burden on the landlord OR if the accommodation would fundamentally alter the nature of the services/resources provided by the landlord.

Reasonable Modification

These include actual physical changes to a unit. A tenant with a disability has the right to make reasonable modifications, at their own expense, if necessary to enjoy full use of the dwelling and premises.


  • Ramping entrances
  • Removing base cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms
  • Installing grab bars in bathrooms
  • Allowing for a ramp to be built/installed
  • Widening doors

Before permitting the modifications, the landlord has the right to require that the modifications are carried out in a competent manner. This may include reviewing plans and materials and requiring a licensed contractor be used. The landlord may also require reasonable restoration of the dwelling to its original condition. The requirement may include the opening of an escrow account to pay for the restoration.

Successful Cases

We’re proud of our track record in combatting illegal housing discrimination. Sometimes, the cases escalate to federal court. Click the links below to read about a few of the cases we’ve successfully resolved for Nevadans.

HUD No. 17-044 (202) 708-0685 FOR RELEASE Wednesday, June 7, 2017 HUD APPROVES AGREEMENT BETWEEN NEVADA FAIR HOUSING GROUP AND LANDLORDS TO RESOLVE COMPLAINTS OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today an agreement between a Nevada fair housing organization and the owner and manager of four […]

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