- Document Name: Reasonable Accommodation Policy
- Description: This Reasonable Accommodation Policy (RA Policy or Policy) is established by the Puerto Rico Department of Housing (PRDOH) to provide consistency and guidance to all PRDOH CDBG-DR staff, subrecipients, and contractors on the handling of reasonable accommodation and modification requests (RA/RM Request or requests) they receive from individuals claiming a disability. These requests may be received from any member of the public, applicant to a program, beneficiary of a program, employee or tenant of government subsidized housing. Regardless of who submits or receives a RA/RM Request, it is critical that each is handled consistently with proper due diligence and in compliance with all applicable federal laws. For the purposes of this Policy, the applicable laws are those which apply to activities receiving Federal, state, or local funds and include the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,1 as amended (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504),2 and the Fair Housing Act (FHA). This Policy applies to all programs receiving funding from the PRDOH CDBG-DR Program. This Policy does not apply to reasonable accommodation requests related to employment. Reasonable accommodation requests in the workplace have to be channeled directly with the employer.
|Reasonable Accommodation Policy (V3.0) -- Posted 07/11/2023