Accessibility / Civil Rights Act & Americans with Disabilities Act
St. Johns County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or family status in any of its programs or services.
St. Johns County is committed to serving our citizens who require an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to receive access to County facilities, programs, and services. These accommodations are coordinated through the Title VI / ADA Coordinator.
St Johns County is committed to providing access to all individuals, with or without disabilities; seeking information on www.sjcfl.us. To provide this information, www.sjcfl.us was built to conform to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 508 requires that all individuals with disabilities have access to, and use of, information and data comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us.
If you use assistive technology such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc., and have difficulty accessing information on www.sjcfl.us, please email us and provide the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. We’ll contact you and attempt to provide the information you’re seeking.
ADA Transition Plan
Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), public entities are required to perform self-evaluations of their current facilities and infrastructure to determine compliance with ADA standards. As a result of these evaluations, a Transition Plan must be developed to address identified deficiencies. The St. Johns County Transition Plan is required to be updated periodically and includes the following information:
- Facility or element that contains an obstacle to ADA compliance
- Necessary modifications needed in order to achieve compliance
- Estimated timeline for modifications, from securing funding to project completion
- Identifying the department responsible for the facility or element
- Date at which compliance is achieved
Fair Housing – It’s Your Right
Watch “Accents,” a short public service announcement about housing discrimination.
A joint production of the Ad Council, HUD, and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund.
Fair Housing Means Equal Opportunity for All
Equal access to rental housing and homeownership opportunities is the cornerstone of this nation’s federal housing policy. Landlords who refuse to rent or sell homes to people based or race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability are violating federal law, and HUD will vigorously pursue them.
Housing discrimination is not only illegal, it contradicts in every way the principles of freedom and opportunity we treasure as Americans. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is committed to ensuring that for everyone seeking a place to live, all housing is fair housing. – Mel Martinez, Secretary, The Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Report Housing Discrimination
Discrimination isn’t always as obvious as a Not Welcome mat, but it is just as hurtful and illegal. Here are possible signs from a landlord:
- There’s a lot of traffic, it isn’t safe for kids.
- The apartment I told you about is already rented.
- My insurance won’t cover a ramp if you get hurt.
- We only take english-speaking people.
- The ad is wrong, the rent is really $75 higher per month.
- Steps are what we have. We can’t accommodate a walker.
Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your rights have been violated, you can file your fair housing complaint online or on the HUD Hotline at 1-800-669-977 (Voice), 1-800-927-9275 (TTY).