Section 504 Voluntary Compliance Agreement

In the fall of 2011, HUD conducted an on-site compliance audit, which focused on 22 properties and identified deficiencies related to the physical accessibility of single-family homes and community areas. HUD, for example, found bathrooms that couldn`t accommodate wheelchairs and found kitchens with inaccessible sinks and countertops. Paths leading to houses, laundities and common areas were also not accessible. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by recipients of federal financial assistance and requires recipients of federal financial assistance to bring their programs and activities into compliance with federal accessibility requirements. In addition, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits public and local authorities from discriminating against all disability-related services, activities and programs. Mobile Housing Board staff are required to comply with all provisions of the Voluntary Compliance Agreement and to comply with all fair housing, 504 and ADA requirements. Where applicable, this compliance includes all reports and records. Failure to comply with the guidelines and procedures of the Voluntary Compliance Agreement and the Mobile Housing Board Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation may lead to disciplinary action up to and including termination of the employment relationship. On June 10, 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entered into a voluntary compliance agreement with the Prince George County Management Authority (HAPGC), Maryland, following a HUD compliance audit that revealed that HAPGC had refused to make adequate arrangements for tenants with disabilities, did not ensure the accessibility of the program in existing institutions and did not provide a sufficient number of accessible units. The Energy, Development and HUD Commission and the City of Los Angeles signed a Voluntary Compliance Agreement (VCA) on Aug.

2 on the city`s compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The VCA is the culmination of an effort by the HUD Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) that began in the fall of 2011. Among many other provisions, Los Angeles agrees to equip 3,100 units of existing buildings, ensure that 15% of new or substantially renovated apartment buildings are accessible, and implement a detailed accessibility program. On December 17, 2018, the U.S. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), entered into a Voluntary Compliance Agreement (VCA) with the Mobile Housing Board (MHB) after finding that MHB was not meeting the legal and regulatory requirements of Section 504, ADA. and section 3. HUD published, on January 12, 2012, a letter of findings of non-compliance with Section 504 and Title II. .

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