Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications in Housing

Welcome to the Nifty 50, your resource for accommodations and modifications in California.  By requiring reasonable accommodations and modifications, the fair housing laws ensure that tenants with disabilities have the same access to housing as everyone else. California advocates, tenants, and landlords have created thousands of nifty and inexpensive solutions for tenants with disabilities. We are compiling 25 recent examples each of reasonable accommodations and modifications as a resource for housing providers, tenants, and advocates. To learn more about an example, click on its title. You can also submit your own success story and vote for your favorite stories!

Top Accommodation Stories

Top Modification Stories

  • Woman on ramp

    Installation of Wheelchair Ramp

    Disabled tenant is now using a wheelchair and needs to install a ramp to access her apartment. The tenant is assisted by a disability advocacy group and receives assistance in installing and paying for the modification.
  • lockbox

    Installation of a Lockbox

    Senior disabled resident needs a lockbox that allows emergency responders access to his unit, but the condominium association won't allow it. The resident and the association reach an agreement that allows this modification.