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Not by default, no, and code enforcement would depend on how old the building is, etc. If a tenant needed these items, the landlord would have a hard time arguing that it's not cost-effective or overly burdensome. I'd discuss this with the local city-county government and local housing authority.

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There are requirements that apply under the federal Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 (FHAA). They apply to apartment complexes built for first occupancy after March 31, 1991. Older complexes may have to comply if they undergo substantial rehabilitation/remodeling. State laws may have stricter requirements as do housing complexes that receive federal financial assistance. Here is a website describing the FHAA requirements: http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/disabilities/fhefhag.cfm

If the housing is in compliance, then further physical modifications that an indvidual tenant may require would be at the tenant's expense (except in federally subsidized housing, for example).

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