WORTHINGTON HOUSING AND
NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS:
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR APPLICANTS
WITH DISABILITIES OR HANDICAPS
The Worthington Housing Authority is a public agency that provides low rent housing to eligible families. The Housing Authority is not permitted to discriminate against applicants on the basis of their race, religion, sex, national origin, disability or handicap. In addition, the Housing Authority has a legal obligation to provide "reasonable accommodations" to applicants if they or any family member have a disability or handicap.
A reasonable accommodation is some modification or change the Housing Authority can make to its apartments or procedures that will assist an otherwise eligible applicant with a disability to take advantage of the Housing Authority's programs. Examples of reasonable accommodations would include:
Making alterations to a unit so it could be used by a family member with a wheelchair;
Installing strobe type flashing light smoke detectors in an apartment for a family with hearing impaired member;
Permitting a family to have a support animal necessary to assist a family member with a disability in a Housing Authority development where animals are not usually permitted;
Making large type documents or a reader available to a vision-impaired applicant during the application process;
Making a sign language interpreter available to a hearing impaired applicant during the interview;
Permitting an outside agency assist an applicant with a disability to meet the Housing Authority's applicant screening criteria.
An applicant family that has a member with a disability must still be able to meet essential obligations to tenancy - they must be able to pay rent, to care for their apartment, to report required information to the Housing Authority, to avoid disturbing their neighbors, etc., but there is no requirement that they be able to do these things without assistance.
If you or a member of your family have a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation at the time of application or after admission.