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Can I have a 2-bedroom unit in Section 8? My husband and I qualified for a 2-bedroom 5 years ago 2013 when our son was living with us. Our son, who has some disabilities moved out (just across the way in the same complex) to a 1-bedroom at the beginning of this year 2018. That leaves us with a 2-bedroom finally after all the kids (3) are out! Now we are an elderly couple.
Response: Yes, you can because of your age and health issues. The complex must provide reasonable accommodation for your health issues by giving you two bedrooms instead of one.
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Because you are requesting for reasonable accommodation due to your age and health issues, you should be a little more specific. So, in your letter requesting for reasonable accommodation, you can state your ages and mention briefly the health issues that require you to use two different bedrooms. Also, with sleep apnea, if you would be using the C-pap machines, then the machines need to be set up in different rooms because you do not want the circuit to overheat in the room and cause injury to you or your spouse. It would also be helpful to get letters from your doctors summarizing your health issues--a certification of your illness without divulging too much personal information.