Non-Discrimination in Federally Assisted and Conducted Programs (On the Basis of Disability)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in federally assisted programs (Part 8) and federally conducted programs (Part 9).



Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - HUD Local Field Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity: Director, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in the appropriate HUD Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.


Program Accomplishments

During Fiscal Year 2007, 970 complaints were received under section 504 and 67 compliance reivews were initiatied. For Fiscal Year 2008, HUD estimates that 884 complaints will be received and 110 compliance reviews will be initiatied.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Pertains to all Housing and Urban Development Programs of Federal financial assistance except contracts of insurance and guaranty (Part 8) programs conducted by the Department (Part 9).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any individual feeling aggrieved because of an alleged discriminatory action in a HUD-assisted or HUD-conducted program or activity on the basis of disability may file a complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Not applicable.

Credentials/Documentation

None.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Complaints may be sent to any Local HUD Field Office Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity or HUD Headquarters, Washington, DC Office.

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the date of the alleged act of discrimination. Complaints may be amended; notification letter sent to complainant and recipient within 10 days of receipt of complaint.

Authorization

Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 (Parts 8 and 9), as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

None.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

None.

Audits

None.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0143-0-1-999.

Obigations

(Salaries and expenses) Not separately identifiable.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Nondiscrimination Based on Disability in Federally Assisted and Federally Conducted Programs and Activities of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (24 CFR Part 8 and Part 9).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

HUD Local Field Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity: Director, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in the appropriate HUD Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Lynn Grosso, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, S.W., Room 5226, Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: (202) 708-2904,ext. 5361. E-mail: Lynn.M.Grosso@hud.gov.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.



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