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Instructional Materials

Fair Housing Act Accessibility Requirements Overview (3 hour version)

Includes Federal and state laws and standards that require accessibility, the coverage of the Fair Housing Act's basic disability rights protections, Federal and state laws and standards that require accessibility, the coverage of the Fair Housing Act's basic disability rights protections, the consequences of non-compliance with the accessibility laws, and the consequences of non-compliance with the accessibility laws.
Fair Housing Act Accessibility Requirements Overview (3 hour version) (PDF, 10907K)

Fair Housing Act Accessibility Requirements Overview (1 hour version)

Includes the coverage of the Fair Housing Act's disability rights protections, the consequences of non-compliance with the Fair Housing Act's accessibility requirements, the technical requirements of the Fair Housing Act and specifications for each requirement, and suggestions for achieving compliance with the Fair Housing Act and why compliance is important.
Fair Housing Act Accessibility Requirements Overview (1 hour version) (PDF, 3786 K)

Disability Rights Laws

Includes the purpose and evolution of key laws addressing disability rights and accessibility, important facts about compliance, an overview of major disability rights laws, and the application of multiple disability rights standards.
Disability Rights Laws (PDF, 6162K)

Fair Housing Act Enforcement

Includes an overview of the Fair Housing Act, complaints about Fair Housing Act Violations, Fair Housing Act Enforcement, enforcement of related laws, typical claims and common defenses, investigating Fair Housing Act violations, and settlements and remedies.
Fair Housing Act Enforcement (PDF, 2464K)

Strategies for Compliant Kitchens

Includes the specific requirements of Fair Housing Act Requirement 7 - Usable Kitchens and Bathrooms, contained in the Fair Housing Act Accessibility Guidelines, specific strategies for creating usable kitchens, and sample plans for usable kitchens.
Strategies for Compliant Kitchens (PDF, 2213 K)

Strategies for Compliant Bathrooms

Includes the general requirements of Fair Housing Act Requirement 7 - Usable Kitchens and Bathrooms, contained in the Fair Housing Act Accessibility Guidelines, specific strategies for creating usable bathrooms, and sample plans for usable bathrooms.
Strategies for Compliant Bathrooms (PDF, 2089 K)

Accessible Routes

Includes an overview of the Fair Housing Act, an overview of Requirements 1 and 2, Accessible Routes, site impracticality, and additional resources.
Accessible Routes (PDF, 3867K)

Accessible Public and Common-Use Areas

Includes an overview of the Fair Housing Act, an overview of Requirements 1 and 2, Accessible Routes, and Public and Common-Use Areas.
Accessible Public and Common-Use Areas (PDF, 3518 K)

Common Design and Construction Violations and Solutions

Includes the seven design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the most common violations of each requirement, the effect of the violations on persons with disabilities, requirements for compliance, and design techniques that will avoid violations.
Common Design and Construction Violations and Solutions (PDF, 3533 K)

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

Includes history of the Fair Housing Act, standards for compliance, Fair Housing Act scoping and coverage, seven design and construction technical requirements (in detail), and resources to aid in compliance.
The Design and Construction Requirements of the Fair Housing Act: Technical Overview (PDF, 5059 K)

Making Housing Accessible Through Accommodations and Modifications

Includes recognizing a request for a reasonable accommodation, appropriate responses to a request for an accommodation, examples of accommodations and modifications, tips for making reasonable accommodations, and examples of technical standards to use for modifications and accommodations.
Accommodations and Modifications (PDF, 2683 K)


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.