I Receive HUD Financial Assistance. What Are My Obligations under Section 504?
you receive HUD financial assistance, your programs cannot discriminate
against persons with disabilities. You must allow persons with disabilities
to participate fully in your programs. This may require you to modify
your policies, practices and services so that persons with disabilities
may participate in your programs and benefit from your services.
Recipients of HUD financial assistance must take all steps necessary
to ensure that their programs, services and activities comply with
Section 504 to the maximum extent possible. However, a recipient
is not required to take steps that it can demonstrate will cause
an undue financial and administrative burden or change the fundamental
nature of the program.
regulations define "recipient" as any State or its political
subdivision, any instrumentality of a State or its political subdivision,
any public or private agency, institution, organization, or other
entity, or any person to which Federal financial assistance is extended
for any program or activity directly or through another recipient,
including any successor, assignee, or transferee of a recipient,
but excluding the ultimate beneficiary of the assistance. An entity
or person receiving housing assistance payments from a recipient
on behalf of eligible families under a housing assistance payments
program or a voucher program is not a recipient or sub-recipient
merely by virtue of receipt of such payments (24 CFR 8.3).