Recognizing need for a national policy to ensure that people with disabilities are fully integrated into the workforce, The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) was created by Congress under the U. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN)—the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues—is one of several services that ODEP funds.
It restricts questions that can be asked about an applicant’s disability before a job offer is made, and it requires that employers make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities, unless it results in undue hardship.
For more information on the rights of persons with disabilities in federally assisted housing as well as the responsibilities of housing providers who receive federal financial assistance, visit our Section 504: Disability Rights in HUD Programs site.
Zoning and Land Use: It is unlawful for local governments to utilize land use and zoning policies to keep persons with disabilities from locating to their area.
The Americans with Disabilities Act: In most cases, the ADA does not apply to residential housing.
Rather, the ADA applies to places of public accommodation such as restaurants, retail stores, libraries, and hospitals as well as commercial facilities such as offices buildings, warehouses, and factories.