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Instruction Curriculum:
Design and Construction Requirements of the Fair Housing Act: Technical Overview

The purpose of this training session is to present an in-depth overview of the technical standards and specifications that meet the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act. The training session is intended for stakeholders in the design and construction industry. It provides technical specifications in sufficient depth to engage practitioners in an intense 3-hour training session, offering practical information that can be applied immediately in the workplace. Although the target audiences are primarily technical in nature, the material is designed and presented such that all stakeholders trained will acquire a greater understanding of the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act.

Time to Complete: 3 hours

What is Covered?

  • History of the Fair Housing Act
  • Standards for compliance
  • Fair Housing Act scoping and coverage
  • Seven design and construction technical requirements
  • Resources to aid in compliance

Who Should Attend?

  • Architects and Designers
  • Civil Engineers and Landscape Architects
  • Contractors
  • Developers and Builders
  • Enforcement Officials

How Will You Benefit? You will:

  • Increase your understanding of the Fair Housing Act and its accessibility requirements
  • Gain specific technical knowledge of the seven design and construction requirements
  • Learn strategies for compliance
  • Obtain resources to aid you in compliance

PDF available for downloadThe Design and Construction Requirements of the Fair Housing Act: Technical Overview (PDF, 5059K)


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.