Ruth James, Housing Administrator
501 Jackson St., Philadelphia, PA 19148
Fair Housing Policy
It is the policy and commitment of HumanGood that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, familial status, marital status, source of income, handicap or disability, or arbitrary characteristics in the rental of its residential dwellings. HumanGood affirms its policy of equal housing opportunity pursuant to state and federal fair housing laws.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
It is HumanGood’s policy to provide reasonable accommodations in housing for housing applicants and residents with disabilities where reasonable accommodation is necessary to provide them with an equal opportunity to use and enjoy their apartment and the common areas of the rental community where they live.
This policy is in furtherance of the goal of providing affordable housing to low-income persons regardless of disability and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local law. A reasonable accommodation is a modification or change that the HumanGood-owned or managed Property (HumanGood Community) can make to its policies procedures, processes and or to the person’s apartment or to a common area which would assist an otherwise eligible person with a disability to benefit from the HumanGood Community provided, that the change does not pose an undue financial and administrative burden to the HumanGood Community or result in a fundamental alteration of its program.
The Reasonable Accommodation policy and procedures outlined here applies to applicants and residents at HumanGood Communities who are qualified “individuals with a disability”. The HumanGood Community may require reliable documentation or verification of the disability that the individual needs the accommodation, and that the accommodation is likely to be effective. The HumanGood-owned or managed community will thoroughly and promptly consider any request for a reasonable accommodation, and will explain the basis for any denial to the requestor. In the course of evaluating and responding to a reasonable accommodation request, the HumanGood Community will seek to engage in a process of dialogue and joint problem solving with applicants and residents.
Residents are permitted to keep common household pets in their apartments. Service or assistance animals are also welcome. Applicants and residents must inform Jackson Place management about their requirement for a service or assistance animal.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises. Residents will be required to sign a non-smoking agreement and must undertake that they or their guests will not be permitted to smoke in their apartments or anywhere on the premises.