What is a Reasonable Accommodation?
A change to our rules, policies, practices, or services when such accommodations may be necessary to afford a tenant or applicant with a physical or mental disability the equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling unit, including public and common use areas.
Who may request a Reasonable Accommodation?
Any tenant or applicant who meets the definition of disability under state or federal law.
Under what circumstances may a reasonable accommodation request be denied?
A reasonable accommodation request may be denied if the request was not made by or on behalf on an individual with a disability; if there is no disability-related need for the accommodation; or if the requested accommodation is not reasonable, i.e., it would impose an undue financial and administrative burden or would fundamentally alter the nature of BangorHousing’s operations.
How do I make a request for a Reasonable Accommodation/Modification?
Complete the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form below. If you need help filling out this form or if you want to give us your request in some other way, we will help you. Mike Myatt has been designated as the 504 coordinator for BangorHousing. You can contact him or Angie McCluskey if you have any questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations by calling 942-6365, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
How long does the process take?
Your request will be reviewed and you will usually receive a response within 30 calendar days after we have received your request, unless there is a problem getting the information we need or you have agreed to a longer time. We will notify you if we need more information.
What happens if my request for a Reasonable Accommodation is denied?
If we deny your request, we will explain the reasons and you will have the opportunity to supply further information if you think it will help gain approval. You can also request a hearing.
For Denial, Lease Violation, Eviction, or Termination
If this problem is as a result of a disability, you have a right to a reasonable accomodation – some plan that would enable you to meet the terms of the lease or other housing obligations. If you think such a plan or a change is likely to correct the problem, you can call Mike Myatt or Angie McCluskey. If you make such a request, you will need some evidence that the problem was caused by the disability and that the plan is likely to work. If it involves someone else, you need evidence that they will provide assistance.
A disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; a record of having such an impairment; or being regarded as having such an impairment.
In order to verify the information in this Request Form, BangorHousing may contact the following knowledgeable professional provider:
By signing below, I authorize BangorHousing to verify that I or a member of my household has a disability and have a need for the specific accommodation requested. I also authorize the provider/practitioner listed below to complete and return the Reasonable Accommodation Verification Form to BangorHousing and to answer any other questions BangorHousing may have concerning this request. Information obtained under this authorization is limited to information from the last 12 months.
All information obtained by BangorHousing in connection with this request will be kept confidential and used solely to make a determination on this request for a reasonable accommodation.
Warning: Section 1001 of Title 18, United State Code, makes it a criminal offense to make any knowing and willful false statement to any department or agency of the United States as to any matter within its jurisdiction, punishable by a fine not to exceed $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of not more than 5 years.