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Notice CPD-00-09: Accessibility Notice - Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Fair Housing Act and Their Applicability to Housing Programs Funded by HOME and CDBG

Date Published: December 2000



The purpose of this Notice is to remind recipients of Federal funds in the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) or the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program of their obligation to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Fair Housing Act, and HUD's implementing Regulations (24 CFR Parts 8 and 100, respectively), which prohibit discrimination based on disability and establish requirements for program accessibility and physical accessibility in connection with housing programs. This Notice describes key compliance elements for housing assisted under the HOME and CDBG programs. However, recipients should review the specific provisions of the Fair Housing Act, Section 504, and their respective regulations in order to assure that their programs are administered in full compliance. Note with respect to Section 504, this Notice does not address the applicability of Section 504's physical accessibility requirements to homeownership programs financed with HOME/CDBG assistance. The Notice also recommends that recipients conduct updated self evaluations as a useful tool for enhancing efforts to comply with accessibility requirements in HOME/CDBG programs, as well as to document those efforts.

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