The New York State Human Rights Law requires housing providers to make reasonable accommodations or modifications to a building or living space to meet the needs of people with disabilities. For example, if you have a physical, mental, or medical impairment, you can ask your housing provider to make the common areas of your building accessible, or to change certain policies to meet your needs.
To request a reasonable accommodation, you should contact your property manager by calling 718-878-3805 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to show your housing provider that you have a disability or health problem that interferes with your use of housing, and that your request for accommodation may be necessary to provide you equal access and opportunity to use and enjoy your housing or the amenities and services normally offered by your housing provider.
If you believe that you have been denied a reasonable accommodation for your disability, or that you were denied housing or retaliated against because you requested a reasonable accommodation, you can ﬁle a complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights as described at the end of this notice.
Speciﬁcally, if you have a physical, mental, or medical impairment, you can request:
Examples of reasonable modifications and accommodations that may be requested under the New York State Human Rights Law include:
All buildings constructed for use after March 13, 1991, are required to meet the following standards:
If you believe that your building does not meet the required accessibility standards, you can ﬁle a complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights.
A complaint must be ﬁled with the Division within one year of the alleged discriminatory act. You can find more information on your rights, and on the procedures for ﬁling a complaint, by clicking here, or by calling 1-888-392-3644 with questions about your rights. You can obtain a complaint form on the website, or one can be e-mailed or mailed to you. You can also call or e-mail a Division regional office. The regional offices are listed on the website.