Reasonable Accommodations

BWCHA provides accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities.  A “reasonable accommodation” is a change, exception, or adjustment to a policy, practice or service that may be necessary for a person with a disability to have an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling, including public and common use spaces. Since policies and services may have a different effect on persons with disabilities than on other persons, treating persons with disabilities exactly the same as others will sometimes deny them an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling.

 

Requests for accommodations will be considered reasonable if they do not create an "undue financial and administrative burden" for BWCHA, or result in a “fundamental alteration” in the nature of the program or service offered. A fundamental alteration is a modification that alters the essential nature of a provider’s operations.

 

BWCHA encourages family’s requesting a reasonable accommodation to make the request in writing [insert RA form].  However, BWCHA will consider an accommodation any time the family indicates that an accommodation is needed whether or not a formal written request is submitted. 

 

BWCHA may need the family to provide evidence of their disability and the need for the specific accommodation.  BWCHA will review all requests on a case-by-case basis and does not guaranteed specific accommodations.