People with Disabilities

DCHA is committed to providing equal access to events/programs for all applicants, residents, or participants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation or sign language interpreter service, please contact ADA/504/Language Department at 202-535-2737 or ADA504@dchousing.org with your complete request. Please allow at least three business days to make the necessary arrangements.

Although there is a waiting list for housing in the District of Columbia, preference is given to persons with mobility impairments, particularly those who serve as the head of a household. When there is a handicapped-accessible unit available, DCHA will go down its waiting list to look for applicants who have indicated they have mobility impairments.

DCHA also provides “reasonable accommodations.” That means that a unit owned and operated by DCHA may be changed to accommodate a person with a disability. For example, if you are hearing impaired, DCHA will provide a fire alarm with a strobe light. It also means that people with disabilities can take full advantage of DCHA services, including living with greater ease in their homes.

You may make a request in writing for a “reasonable accommodation” any time during the application for housing process — but you are never required to tell DCHA that you or a member of your household has a disability.

Last Modified: 04/29/2020 4:25 pm