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

 

Information

Safe Harbors
See information on "safe harbors" (sets of access standards that guarantee compliance with the Fair Housing Act) on the FAQ page.

Code
Featuring: HUD's Final Report of the 2006 International Building Code
Other documents include the ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS).

Design
Includes the Fair Housing Design Manual, along with links to illustrated construction plans and design ideas.

Court Cases
Key issues in design and construction cases.

Common Violations of the Fair Housing Act
A sampling of common accessibility errors or omissions that have been identified through review of a number of properties that do not comply with the requirements. It is not intended to be comprehensive or exhaustive.