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ADMISSIONS AND CONTINUED OCCUPANCY POLICY PROPOSED CHANGES 2011 Section None

Language The Mission of the SFHA is to deliver safe and decent housing for low income households and integrate economic opportunities for residents None The PHA will review and update the plan at least once a year, and more often if needed, to reflect changes in regulations, PHA operations, or when needed to ensure staff consistency in operation 1.0 NONDISCRIMINATION No person shall, on the ground of ON ACCESSIBILITY race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, familial status or 1.1 COMPLIANCE WITH disability to be excluded from CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under the SFHA housing programs. The PHA will not discriminate on the basis of marital status. None To meet the needs of persons with hearing impairments, TTD/TTY (text telephone display/teletype) communication will be available. To meet the needs of persons with vision impairments, largeprint and audio versions of key program documents will be made available upon request. When visual aids are used in public meetings or presentations, or in meetings with PHA staff, one-onone assistance will be provided upon request. Additional examples of alternative forms of communication are sign language

Rationale Not previously in policy

Not previously in policy

Additional Protected Class

Establishes policies to comply with 24 CFR 8.6.


Termination of Assistance to the Family by the SFHA

interpretation; having material explained orally by staff or having a third party representative (a friend, relative or advocate, named by the applicant) to receive, interpret and explain housing materials and be present at all meetings. The PHA WILL terminate a family’s assistance if: A family member has engaged in or threatened violent or abusive behavior toward PHA personnel. 

Abusive or violent behavior towards PHA personnel includes verbal as well as physical abuse or violence. Use of racial epithets, or other language, written or oral, that is customarily used to intimidate may be considered abusive or violent behavior. Threatening refers to oral or written threatens or physical gestures that communicate intent to abuse or commit violence.

Defines abusive or violent behavior.


ACOP Proposed Changes