Section 3: Applicable Federal and State Laws
Federal, state, and local laws require a housing provider to grant reasonable accommodations or reasonable modifications to people with disabilities. While many laws use the term “handicap,” that term is disfavored, so this Guidebook uses the term “disability,” which has the same legal meaning.
Federal laws that apply to the housing rights of people with disabilities include the Fair Housing Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. In Illinois, the Illinois Human Rights Act also applies.