Reasonable Accommodation Policy
The Town of Colonie Community Development Department complies with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR Part 8, dated June 2, 1988 ). Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ( ADA ) prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in all services, programs, and activities made available by state and local governments.
The Community Development Department complies with all applicable laws and regulations and is committed to ensuring that all individuals enjoy full access to and can benefit from our programs and services.
Federal law generally requires housing providers to make reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. A reasonable accommodation is a change; exception; or adjustment to a rule, policy, practice or service that may be necessary for a person with a disability to have an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a housing unit; access to an agency's facilities, activities or programs; or public and common-use spaces. An applicant with a disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities may apply for a reasonable accommodation with the Community Development Department.
The Community Development Department will review each reasonable accommodation request on a case by case basis. The Community Development Department, however, is not required to take any action that would be a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program or activity or in undue financial and administrative burden. Requests for reasonable accommodation must be made in writing or calling to the Community Development Department office.
The Community Development Department's Reasonable Accommodation Policy and Procedures are posted in the Community Development Department's office.
Questions and requests for copies of the Reasonable Accommodation Policy and Procedures may be directed to the Community Development Program Coordinator at:
534 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110