Accommodating Disabilities

The Mechanicville Housing Authority (MHA) will make a reasonable accommodation in rules, policies, practices, and services to afford a person with a disability the equal opportunity to use and enjoy a program, or home within the MHA. Our steps to ensure individuals with disabilities have full access to programs and services begins during the application process, and continues throughout a residents’ stay at MHA.

Federal regulations define a request for a reasonable accommodation if they do not create an “undue financial and administrative burden” for the MHA or result in a “fundamental alteration” in the nature of a program or service offered. Common types of reasonable accommodations often include, allowing an authorized care advocates to participate in MHA processes or meetings, conducting home visits.

The MHA reviews requests for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis, and verified by the MHA. Reasonable accommodation requests must be made in writing and reflect the nature of an individuals’ disability.