No, you must have a disability and the change you are requesting must be related to your disability. A landlord would not have to release you from your lease just because you are disabled and decide you would like to move early. However, if you are suddenly confined to a wheelchair and you cannot get to your upper level apartment because the building does not have an elevator, your landlord would have to allow you to end your lease early or move you to a lower floor. In the case of a threatened eviction, requesting a modification of a rule does not allow you to continue to violate your lease. It means you can have help in following the lease terms, or that you can follow it in a different way. As an example, someone with a mental illness who exhibits unusual behavior that disturbs other tenants could ask for a reasonable accommodation to allow them to seek treatment or medication that would allow them to control their behavior and prevent an eviction.