Disabled tenant wants larger unit at reduced price

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Q: I’ve lived for years in a spacious studio apartment and now find it necessary to hire a live-in aide. I’d like to move to a two-bedroom, but I can’t afford it. Can I expect my landlord to offer me the two-bedroom at the same rate I’m paying now, because I’m disabled? He’s refusing, and he’s also saying that having two people in my studio violates his occupancy policy. Do I have any legal answers to either of these positions? –Patricia U.