Process for Appealing the Denial of a Reasonable Request
Requests for accommodations will be assessed on a case‐by‐case basis. The HAMC (Housing Authority of Mingo County) will respond, in writing, within 10 business days of the request.
If the HAMC denies a request for an accommodation because there is no relationship, or nexus, found between the disability and the requested accommodation, the notice will inform the family of the right to appeal the HAMC's decision through an informal hearing (if applicable) or the grievance process.
If the HAMC denies a request for an accommodation because it is not reasonable (it would impose an undue financial and administrative burden or fundamentally alter the nature of the HAMC's operations), the HAMC will discuss with the family whether an alternative accommodation could effectively address the family's disability‐related needs without a financial alternation to the public house program and without imposing an undue financial and administrative burden.
If the HAMC believes that the family has failed to identify a reasonable alternative accommodation after interactive discussion and negotiation, the HAMC will notify the family, in writing, of its determination within 10 business days from the date of the most recent discussion or communication with the family. The notice will inform the family of the right to appeal the HAMC's decision through an informal hearing (if applicable) or the grievance process.