Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Entities

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in all programs, services, and regulatory activities relating to State and local public housing, and housing assistance and referral.



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, 305 complaints were received and four compliance reviews were conducted. HUD estimates that in Fiscal Year 2008, 288 complaints will be received and eight compliance reviews conducted.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Pertains to all programs, services, and regulatory activities relating to State and local government, public housing, and housing assistance and referral.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Individuals who believe they have been subjected to a Title II violation by a HUD-assisted recipient or a public entity involved in housing, housing assistance or housing referral 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 HUD Office or to the Department of Justice.

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

Complaints must be received within 180 days of the date of the alleged act of discrimination. Complaints may be amended.

Authorization

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title II.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.

Appeals

May request a review of HUD's findings.

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 on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services (28 CFR Part 35).

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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