Accessible Public and Common-Use Areas
This curriculum presents a comprehensive look at the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act related to Public and Common-Use. Participants will gain insight into the technical specifications for accessible public and common-use areas and strategies for creating them. They will also strengthen their knowledge of how to provide an accessible route to the various public and common-use areas covered under the Fair Housing Act.
Time to Complete: 90 minutes
What is Covered?
- The Fair Housing Act and its requirements
- Detailed specifications for Requirement 2: Accessible Public and Common-Use Areas
- Types of facilities that are considered public and common-use areas that are subject to compliance
Who Should Attend?
- Architects and Designers
- Civil Engineers and Landscape Architects
- Developers and Builders
- Disability and Housing Advocates
How Will You Benefit? You will:
- Increase your understanding of Fair Housing Act, Requirements 2, and related guiding principles
- Understand what public and common-use areas are covered by the Fair Housing Act
- Gain strategies and tips for designing compliant public and common-use areas
- Obtain resources to aid you in compliance
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.