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TITLE 10COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
CHAPTER 1ADMINISTRATION
SUBCHAPTER BACCESSIBILITY AND REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS
RULE §1.203General Requirements and Effect of Non Compliance

(a) No individual with a Disability shall, by reason of their Disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any Department awarded program or activity.

(b) There are additional requirements for compliance with Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Fair Housing Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act; and other civil rights laws, regulations and Executive Orders by Recipients of Department program or activities. This subchapter addresses only the requirements relating to physical accessibility, and reasonable accommodations under Section 504, the American with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Housing Act. Other disability-related requirements include but are not limited to:

  (1) Operating housing that is not segregated based upon disability or type of disability, unless authorized by federal statute or executive order;

  (2) Providing auxiliary aids and services necessary for effective communication with persons with disabilities; and

  (3) Operating programs in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of qualified individuals with disabilities.

(c) Compliance with accessibility requirements, as applicable, including compliance with the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, other civil rights laws, regulations and Executive Orders; and Chapters 2105 and 2306 of the Tex. Gov't Code is the sole responsibility of the Recipient. By providing guidance and monitoring for compliance, the Department in no way assumes any liability whatsoever for any action or failure to act by the Recipient.

(d) Failure to comply with the provisions of this subchapter may result in the assessment of administrative penalties and/or debarment, as further outlined in this title.


Source Note: The provisions of this §1.203 adopted to be effective March 17, 2019, 44 TexReg 1289

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