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Instruction Curriculum:
Strategies for Compliant Bathrooms

This curriculum provides an in depth synopsis of the technical specifications for bathrooms under the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act. Participants will become familiar with the design specifications and learn useful strategies for creating appealing compliant bathrooms.

Time to Complete: 90 minutes

What is Covered?

  • Dimensional specifications and clearances required by Fair Housing Act Requirement 7 for bathrooms
  • Elements of bathroom design and construction that are subject to Fair Housing Act specifications and requirements
  • Other Fair Housing Act requirements that apply to bathrooms
  • Strategies and tips for creating easy and attractive compliant bathrooms

Who Should Attend?

  • Architects and Designers
  • Contractors
  • Developers and Builders
  • Disability and Housing Advocates

How Will You Benefit? You will:

  • Enhance your understanding of the technical requirements for bathrooms under the Fair Housing Act
  • Gain practical knowledge to apply when designing bathrooms
  • Learn strategies and tips for creating attractive compliant bathrooms
  • Obtain resources to aid you in compliance

PDF available for downloadStrategies for Compliant Bathrooms (PDF, 2089K)


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.