Reasonable Accommodation Policy and Procedures

The New York City Housing Authority has a reasonable accommodation policy and procedure. The function of this policy/ procedure is to provide a reasonable accommodation to a qualified employee or job applicant who has a disability, except when such accommodation would be unduly costly, extensive, substantial or disruptive or would fundamentally alter the nature or operation of the Authority or any of its programs. Per the reasonable accommodation policy, a qualified employee or job applicant is one who fulfills the requisite skills and other job-related requirements and can perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Please be reminded that medical documentation can be requested to determine if the employee has a disability and can perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation. However, any requested medical documentation must be limited to the disability for which the employee is requesting the accommodation.

The Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (SP015.208) and the policy and procedure (SP 007011) are available on NYCHA’s Intranet in the Forms and Reference Library. To obtain further information regarding the reasonable accommodation policy and procedure, you may contact Sharda Shrestha, Employee Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at 212-306-3996.

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