A request for reasonable accommodation may be made by any person with a disability, their representative or any other entity, when the application of a zoning law or other land use regulation, policy or practice acts as a barrier to fair housing opportunities. A person with a disability is a person who has a physical or mental impairment that limits or substantially limits one or more major life activities, anyone who is regarded as having such impairment or anyone who has a record of such impairment. This chapter is intended to apply to those persons who are defined as disabled under the Acts.
A request for reasonable accommodation may include a modification or exception to the rules, standards and practices for the siting, development and use of housing or housing-related facilities that would eliminate regulatory barriers and provide a person with a disability equal opportunity to housing of their choice. The Planning Director will grant a request for an accommodation whenever the accommodation is necessary and reasonable. (See SMC 17.425.050, Review procedure.) (Ord. 1111, 2018)