Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 Grievance Procedure
City of St. Louis Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 Grievance Procedure.
The City of St. Louis, a recipient of Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership and Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD"), is required to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended ("Section 504"), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"). Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in program and activities conducted or that receive financial assistance from HUD. It mandates that no qualified individual shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from program participation, including employed, be denied program benefits, or be subjected to discrimination. The ADA enacts provisions for assuring equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living and self-sufficiency of disabled persons relative to employment, benefits and services, accommodations, commercial facilities and multi-family housing.
The City has adopted a grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolutions of complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the City of St. Louis.The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:
David J. Newburger
Commissioner on the Disabled
Office on the Disabled
City Hall, Room 30
Additional information on can be found on the City's Office on the Disabled website. Links to the Grievance Procedure and Form are below.
1. ADA and the City of St. Louis:https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/human-services/disabled-office/ada-and-the-city.cfm
2. How to File a Grievance –General Information:https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/human-services/disabled-office/main-ood.cfm
3. Grievance Procedure and Form: https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/human-services/disabled-office/documents/ada-grievance-procedure.cfm