Architectural Barriers Act Enforcement

To provide that facilities financed, constructed, altered or leased by the Federal government with specific design standards shall be accessible to persons with physical disabilities.


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.



Program Accomplishments

During Fiscal Year 2007, the Department did not receive any Architectural Barriers Act complaints. The Department does not anticipate any Architectural Barriers Act complaints in FY 2008.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Pertains to all HUD Programs which are leased for occupancy by the Department or which are designed, built or altered with certain Federal funds (e.g., low income public housing).



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Individuals who believe there has been noncompliance with the Architectural Barriers Act or 24 CFR Part 41 may file a complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development or the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.

Beneficiary Eligibility

None.

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 the Department of Housing and Urban Development or the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

None.

Authorization

Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, Section 502, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

None.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

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

None.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

24 CFR Parts 40 and 41.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

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

None.



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