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Public Comment Requested for Potential Changes to Regulations Regarding Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking comments on potential changes in its regulation on implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act for those who receive financial assistance from HUD. Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities that the Department supports. This Section 504 Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) acknowledges the need to align the HUD regulation with “environmental, societal, and technological advances and emerging issues.” General information and comments requested relate to the obligations of funding recipients, such as advances in accessible design, the use of websites, assistive technologies, and other resources that have emerged since the 504 regulation was originally issued in 1988. All members of the public are invited to provide input by July 24, 2023 via the Federal Register; the e-rulemaking portal; or mail to: Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 1076, Washington, DC 20410-0500. For more details, read HUD’s Section 504 Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM): “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability: Updates to HUD’s Section 504 Regulations.”