If you are an applicant or client who can’t access DHS-run or DHS-provider run buildings or services because you have a disability, you may ask for a reasonable accommodation(s). For more information on reasonable accommodations, you can review the RAR Flyer.
To make a reasonable accommodation request, fill out the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form and give it to the site or Program/Facility Director or a worker who is equal to a director. You might be asked to fill out a HIPAA release form with your RA request. If you have questions about the HIPAA, you can review the HIPAA Information Guide.
The DHS-13 Reasonable Accommodation Request Form is available in the following languages:
An individual who has been denied services may request a State Fair Hearing by calling (800) 3423334, online at http://www.otda.state.ny.us/oah/tbrms.asp, or by walking into the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance at 14 Boerum Place, Brooklyn or 330 West 34th St., Manhattan.
Office of Disability Affairs Elizabeth A. Iannone, Director of Disability Affairs for Homeless Services/Disability Service Facilitator 33 Beaver Street, 17th Floor New York, NY 10004 Phone: 929-221-6677 Fax: 917-639-0442 Send an email to the Office of Disability Affairs: email@example.com Or you can call the Central Complaint Unit at 718-291-4141