Federal law doesn’t require most residential housing to be accessible. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not apply to private homes.  (If public money is involved in building or renovating larger projects, often there are some requirements including some accessible units.)

Landlords do have to allow “reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or services” for tenants with disabilities. The Fair Housing Act of 1988 also also says landlords must let tenants to make reasonable modifications to their units and common spaces.

How does this work in reality? The types of accommodations a person might need will be different based on their abilities. Comic creator John G takes us on a tour of his home in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood to explain.

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A set of comic panels that show the inside of John G's home.
Credit: John G / Shiner Comics

John G is an illustrator and comic creator who’s been actively contributing to the Northeast Ohio arts and comics communities for more than two decades. His comics work includes the autobiographical comics Tales To Demystify and Love Again as well as The Lake Erie Monster in collaboration with Jake Kelly. Find his original Tales to Demystify comic at Shiner Comics.