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Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Justice Release New Guidance on ‘Reasonable Modifications’ Under the Fair Housing Act

New guidance released  this week by the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Justice (DOJ) reinforced the right of persons with disabilities to make  “reasonable modifications” to their dwellings if a structural change to their dwelling or to a common area of the building or complex in which they  live is needed so that they can fully enjoy the premises. 
 
     The guidance is designed to help housing providers and homeowners’ associations better understand their obligations and help persons with disabilities better understand their rights regarding the “reasonable
modifications” provision of the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). 

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