REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION POLICY AND PROCEDURES
POLICY STATEMENT

Graham Housing Authority (GHA) is committed to ensuring that its policies and procedures do not deny individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in , or benefit from, nor otherwise discriminate against individuals with disabilities, on the basis of disability, in connection with the operations of GHA’s programs, services and activities.

Therefore, if an individual with a disability requires an accommodation such as an accessible feature or modification to the GHA policy, GHA will provide such accommodation unless doing so would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program; or an undue financial and administrative burden. In such a case, GHA will make another accommodation that would not result in a financial or administrative burden.

A reasonable accommodation is a change, modification, alteration or adaptation in policy, procedure, practice, program, or facility that provides a qualified individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in, or benefit from, a program (housing or non-housing) or activity.

GHA will post a copy of this Reasonable Accommodation Policy and Procedures in the lobby of our building at 109 E. Hill St. Graham, NC 27253, on its website grahamhanc.com. In addition, individuals may obtain a copy of this Reasonable Accommodation Policy and Procedures, upon request, from the GHA 504 Coordinator.

LEGAL AUTHORITY

GHA is subject to Federal Civil rights laws and regulations. This Reasonable Accommodation Policy is based on the following statutes or regulation. See Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973(Section 504) ; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) ; the Fair Housing Act of 1968, as amended (The Fair Housing Act) ; the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 , and the respective implementing regulation for each Act.

MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT

The GHA 504/ADA Coordinator is responsible for monitoring GHA’s compliance with this Policy. Individuals who have questions regarding this Policy, its interpretation or implantation should contact GHA’s Section 504/ADA Coordinator in writing, by telephone, by email, or by appointment, as follows: Donna Edwards, Ext. 212.

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For the Full Policy and Procedures for a Reasonable Accommodation see the document below: