• Corporate HQ, NY
  • Melville, NY
  • Iselin, NJ
  • Ossining, NY
  • Mount Laurel, NJ

NYCHA ADA and HUD Section 504 Compliance Assessment

New York City<br style='line-height:2px'>New York City Housing Authority

HAKS assessed the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 504 using a sampling of 26 citywide residential developments as related to the HUD/NYCHA Voluntary Compliance Agreement (VCA).

The project addressed NYCHA's entire housing portfolio to determine what was required to achieve compliance with the VCA. The inspection of the 26 developments encompassed more than 80 buildings and 205 occupied apartments as well as all non-housing program spaces. Essential non-housing program space included the sites, parking, playgrounds, and management offices. Non-essential non-housing program spaces included community, day care, and senior centers; health clinics; and maintenance offices. The project team used the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards Checklist as the outline for collecting existing conditions.

Inspection findings were included in a final report along with an executive summary of HAKS’ findings, categorization of work needed to meet the VCA, recommendations, and an Opinion of Probable Cost as an order of magnitude for NYCHA to address deficiencies in future capital planning years.