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Reasonable Accommodation or Modification Under the Federal Fair Housing Act

Under the Federal Fair Housing Act (the "Act"), community associations are prohibited from discriminating against the protected classes in the provision of services or facilities with respect to residential housing. A person who is handicapped, who suffers from a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities, is protected under the Act. Under the Act, community associations are required to make "reasonable accommodations" and "reasonable modifications." We find that many of our clients fail to make the distinction between these two separate and distinct obligations.