Date Published: October 2015
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and HUD’s implementing regulations at 24 CFR part 8 are triggered by the receipt of federal financial assistance. Grantees and owners participating in the Section 811 PRA program are subject to Section 504; therefore the entire development is covered by Section 504 because of this receipt of federal funding. This includes, for example, reasonable accommodation requirements, effective communication obligations, and ensuring program accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Covered multifamily dwellings as defined in 24 CFR part 100 must also meet the design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act.
Note: Grantees may impose their own requirements as needed. For example, if a Grantee determines that most of the units for the program must be wheelchair accessible, the Grantee may decide to require Owners to provide a higher level of accessibility in the common or outdoor areas that would not necessarily be required under Section 504 or the Fair Housing Act.