Fair Housing Act Accessibility Requirements Overview
This curriculum provides an overview of the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act, including a detailed look at the seven technical requirements. It supplies participants key information and resources needed to successfully understand and comply with the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act.
The Fair Housing Act Accessibility Requirements Overview curriculum is offered both at a high level in a one hour session and a more comprehensive three hour session.
Time to Complete: 3 hours or 1 hour
What is Covered?
- History of the Fair Housing Act
- Fair Housing Act scoping and coverage
- Related disability rights laws
- Seven design and construction technical requirements
- Resources to aid in compliance
Who Should Attend?
- Anyone with an interest in the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act
- Architects and Designers
- Civil Engineers and Landscape Architects
- Developers and Builders
- Disability and Housing Advocates
- Enforcement Officials
- Housing Consumers
- Property Owners and Managers
How Will You Benefit? You will:
- Increase your understanding of the Fair Housing Act and its accessibility requirements
- Enhance your knowledge of related disability rights laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Gain specific knowledge of the seven design and construction requirements
- Learn strategies for compliance
- Obtain resources to aid you in compliance
Fair Housing Act Accessibility Requirements Overview [3 hour version] (PDF, 10907K)
Fair Housing Act Accessibility Requirements Overview [1 hour version] (PDF, 3786K)
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.