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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentEqual Housing Opportunity

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Questions?
Call our toll-free Design and Construction Resource Center: (888) 341-7781 (V/TTY)

 

Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is an initiative designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. The program offers comprehensive and detailed instruction programs, useful online web resources, and a toll-free information line for technical guidance and support.

HUD publishes final rule amending its Fair Housing Act regulations to reference the 2003 edition of the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, along with nine other safe harbors for compliance with the Fair Housing Act’s accessibility requirements.

HUD and the Department of Justice Release New Guidance on “Reasonable Modifications” under the Fair Housing Act.

True or False?
The Fair Housing Act's design and construction requirements require 20% of the units in new multifamily housing to be accessible.

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Instruction
Our instruction modules include general information, as well as more specific technical information regarding design and construction requirements, building strategies, various disability rights laws, and enforcement. 

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A FIRST LOOK AT ACCESSIBILITY....

The Fair Housing Act
Design and Construction Requirements 
of the Fair Housing Act
Common Violations of the Fair Housing Act

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.