APARTMENTS FOR NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES
NYCHA is committed to providing equal opportunity to public housing for eligible New Yorkers with disabilities. We are converting 9,100 apartments, five percent of our total housing stock, to make these units accessible to individuals with mobility impairments. More than 7,400 apartments have already been retrofitted with widened doorways, grab bars, audio/visual smoke alarms and other features.
Residents and applicants with disabilities needing help in obtaining these accessible apartments can contact the Services for the Disabled Unit at: (212) 306-4652.
LANGUAGE SERVICES (Translation & Interpreter Services)
To ensure equal access to information and services, NYCHA's Language Services Unit translates official NYCHA documents and provides interpreter services to residents and applicants with limited English-speaking ability. Language Services draws on a pool of more than 230 NYCHA volunteers who speak 39 different languages.
It is the policy of the New York City Housing Authority to provide equal housing opportunities for all qualified applicants and residents. In the selection of families and in the provision of services, there shall be no discrimination against any person on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, familial status, marital status, partnership status, lawful occupation, lawful source of income, military status, disability, alienage or citizenship status, or on the grounds that a person is a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. This policy also prohibits retaliation.
This policy is in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Fair Housing Act of 1968, as amended by the Fair Housing Amendment Act of 1988, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. and ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Residents and housing applicants who wish to report housing discrimination may file a Discrimination Complaint by contacting the Department of Equal Opportunity Office of Housing Opportunity at (212) 306-4468 or submitting a
Resident/Applicant Discrimination Complaint Form (in English)
Resident/Applicant Discrimination Complaint Form (En Español).
For more information review our Fair Housing Brochure and Fair Housing Non-Discrimination Policy.