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Safe Harbors See information on "safe harbors" (sets of access standards that guarantee compliance with the Fair Housing Act) on the FAQ page.

Code Featuring: HUD's Final Report of the 2006 International Building Code
Other documents include the ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS).

Design Includes the Fair Housing Design Manual, the joint statement of HUD & DOJ of 4/30/2013, along with links to illustrated construction plans and design ideas.

Court Cases Key issues in design and construction cases.

Common Violations of the Fair Housing Act A sampling of common accessibility errors or omissions that have been identified through review of a number of properties that do not comply with the requirements. It is not intended to be comprehensive or exhaustive.


Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST has been contracted by HUD to provide information, materials, and technical assistance to all relevant stakeholders about the accessibility design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act as amended in 1988. However, Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is not responsible for enforcement of the Fair Housing Act. The information, materials, and technical assistance are intended solely as informal guidance and are neither a determination of legal responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the Fair Housing Act.