SETTLEMENT: NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY TO ADOPT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ACCOMMODATING VISUALLY
IMPAIRED NEW YORKERS
January 13, 2014, Staten Island, NY--U.S. District Court Judge Pamela K. Chen today ordered final approval of a settlement agreement between the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and a Staten Island resident who is blind. Under the settlement, NYCHA will affirmatively adopt and implement policies and procedures providing reasonable accommodations for Section 8 applicants and participants who are visually impaired, including disability discrimination training for NYCHA staff.
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