Disabled Senior Citizen Has Handrail Installed

entry handrail
Modification Central Valley, CA

Betty is an 85-year-old tenant in Central Valley, California. She has mobility and balance impairments and was worried that she might fall in the entryway to her apartment if she didn’t have something to hold on to. She told her landlord that she would like to install a handrail and that she was willing to pay for it.

Betty’s landlord, however, did not grant her request to make this modification. An advocate from DRC’s Fresno office gave the landlord a written request for a reasonable accommodation.  The advocate explained that due to Betty’s disability, she needed the handrail as a reasonable modification.

The apartment complex manager soon agreed to the request and allowed a handrail to be installed.