Section 8 Housing - Reasonable Accommodation

 

Federal and State fair housing laws require that Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) provide reasonable accommodation in their Section 8 rules, policies, practices and services if they are needed to help people with disabilities benefit from the Section 8 program.  

The Reasonable Accommodation requirement helps to insure equal participation in the program by people with disabilities.  Changes in policies or procedures are referred to as “reasonable accommodation.” People with disabilities may need assistance in completing the application process, searching for housing, and/or submitting the necessary paperwork. PHAs are required to provide this assistance under the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Reasonable Accommodation FAQs

  • Who is eligible for a reasonable accommodation?

  • How can I let the Housing Authority know that I need a reasonable accommodation?

  • What if I ask for a reasonable accommodation but the Housing Authority does not grant it?

  • May I request more than one reasonable accommodation?

  • I am an applicant and a person that has disabilities. How will I be able to request an accommodation?

Contact Us

Section 8 Main Office
700 West Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 262-4510

Section 8 Antelope Valley Office

2323 Palmdale Blvd., Suite B
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 575-1511