REQUESTS FOR DISABILITY-RELATED ACCESSIBLE HOUSING
In accordance with applicable federal, state, and city disability laws, New York University will review requests for accessible housing for individuals with disabilities.
NYU maintains accessible housing dispersed throughout its housing stock that includes a variety of locations, price points, amenities, configurations, and occupancy. NYU is committed to providing students with disabilities accessible housing placements or options that are comparable, convenient, and at the same cost as to others within NYU’s varied housing offerings.
Accessible housing requests for students with disabilities are reviewed on a case-by-case basis as part of an interactive process according to the student’s documented disability-related need(s) and prevailing standards. New York University, through the Moses Center for Student Accessibility, has established the following process to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to New York University’s housing resources:
Requesting Disability-Related Accessible Housing
Read the appropriate informational packet:
Submit the Request for Disability-Related Accessible Housing.
Ensure the following forms are complete:
- Authorization of Release of Information form.
- Supporting Documentation for Consideration of Accommodation Form (SDF). Your healthcare provider should complete the SDF form, or provide other supporting documentation. Please note: Moses CSA does not accept letters from online ESA (Emotional Support Animal) providers.
After submitting your application you will receive a confirmation email, which contains an upload link. Please use this link to upload completed forms and any additional documentation.
Information provided to the Moses CSA is kept confidential and will only be shared within the University as necessary to evaluate or facilitate provision of the requested accommodation or accessibility need.
Your request and supporting documentation will be reviewed by representatives from the Moses Center, in consultation with clinicians at the Student Health Center as appropriate. Requests are reviewed each Wednesday (excluding holidays or University closures). Decisions will typically be emailed to the student's NYU email address within two business days after the committee meeting.
Please be aware that requesting a housing accommodation or housing that meets disability-related accessibility needs is a different process from requesting an academic accommodation. Among other potential distinctions, the process for requesting accessible housing differs in the following ways:
- Housing is not guaranteed for all students (e.g. graduate, transfer).
- Approval of a request for accessible housing by the Moses Center alone does not guarantee a housing assignment. Students must submit a housing application to Housing Services and separately submit a Request for Disability-Related Accessible Housing to the Moses Center to be offered housing that meets verified disability-related needs.
- All students are subject to the same generally applicable deadlines to request housing. Requests for accessible housing received after such deadlines are subject to limited availability and students approved for accessible housing accommodations may be placed on a waitlist.
- Disability-related accessible housing requests must be submitted for each academic year. Exceptions will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please further note that your application will not be reviewed without disability documentation and/or a personal statement. Submitting current documentation is strongly recommended.