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Fair Housing Review: New Construction Accessibility Requirements

created on Mon, 2017-09-11   •   updated on Mon, 2017-09-11
This 2-sided flyer from the Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania provides fair housing basics concerning accessibility requirements for new construction. It explains the role of the agency, outlines the seven requirements, and gives the results of agency audits in several communities. Republished with permission from Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania.Open Publication

Accessibility for All: Fair Housing Rights in the Lower Hudson Valley

created on Fri, 2017-09-01   •   updated on Fri, 2017-09-01
This 26-page booklet from Westchester Residential Opportunities introduces the essentials of fair housing protections for people with disabilities under federal and New York State laws. It is intended for readers in the Lower Hudson Valley, specifically Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester counties. This booklet also explains the obligations of housing providers and communities to expand opportunities for all to live in homes that meet their needs. http://wroinc.org/assets/WROAccessibilityforAllforWeb%20(1).pdfOpen Publication

Housing Rights of Persons with Disabilities

created on Thu, 2017-08-31   •   updated on Thu, 2017-08-31
This trifold brochure by New York State Division of Human Rights explains disability rights in housing, including reasonable accommodations, accessibility, and how to file a complaint. https://dhr.ny.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/housing_disabilities.pdfOpen Publication

The Rights of People with Disabilities in Inclusive Neighborhoods

created on Tue, 2017-05-02   •   updated on Mon, 2017-08-21
The Rights of People with Disabilities in Inclusive Neighborhoods under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act by the Ability Center of Greater Toledo. This booklet discusses the obligations of state and local governments in protecting the rights of people with disabilities to choose to live in a particular neighborhood through community planning and neighborhood accessibility. This booklet also seeks to provide governments and advocates with tools to create local ordinances that further the goal of community inclusion.Open Publication

Supplement to Notice of Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines: Questions and Answers about the Guidelines

created on Wed, 2017-03-15   •   updated on Wed, 2017-03-15
On March 6, 1991 (56 FR 9472), the Department published final Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines (Guidelines) to provide builders and developers with technical guidance on how to comply with the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 (Fair Housing Act) that are applicable to certain multifamily dwellings designed and constructed for first occupancy after March 13, 1991. Since publication of the Guidelines, the Department has received many questions regarding the applicability of the technical specifications set forth in the Guidelines to certain types of new...Open Publication

Accessibility (Design and Construction) Requirements for Covered Multifamily Dwellings Under the Fair Housing Act

created on Wed, 2017-03-15   •   updated on Fri, 2017-09-08
The Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are jointly responsible for enforcing the federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, and disability. One of the types of disability discrimination prohibited by the Act is the failure to design and construct covered multifamily dwellings with certain features of accessible design. This Joint Statement provides guidance regarding the persons, entities, and types of housing and related facilities that are subject to...Open Publication

Fair Housing Rights for Persons with Disabilities

created on Mon, 2017-03-13   •   updated on Fri, 2017-09-01
This video by Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. d etails the federal Fair Housing Act as amended 1988 protections for persons with disabilities. Explaining what are reasonable accommodations and modifications requests and how to make them to housing providers. March 3, 2017 Length: 13:34, Captioned, Transcript available To see the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=rfmZkuKqkWoOpen Publication

Report of HUD Review of the Fair Housing Accessibility Requirements in the 2006 International Building Code

created on Mon, 2017-03-06   •   updated on Thu, 2017-03-30
The purpose of this notice is to present a report of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s review of certain accessibility provisions of the International Building Code, 2006 edition (2006 IBC), published by the International Code Council (ICC).1 ICC requested the Department’s review of the accessibility provisions of the 2006 IBC to determine whether those provisions are consistent with the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act (the Act), the Department’s regulations implementing the 1988 Amendments to the Act (regulations), and the Fair Housing Accessibility...Open Publication

Accessiblity (Design and Construction) Requirements for Covered Multifamily Dwellings Under the Fair Housing Act

created on Mon, 2017-03-06   •   updated on Thu, 2017-03-30
This Joint Statement provides guidance regarding the persons, entities, and types of housing and related facilities that are subject to the accessible design and construction requirements of the Act. April 30, 2013 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of JusticeOpen Publication

Questions and Answers about the Accessibility Guidelines

created on Mon, 2017-03-06   •   updated on Thu, 2017-03-30
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 24 CFR Ch.I [Docket No. N-94- ;FR-2665-N-08) Supplement to Notice of Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines: Questions and Answers about the Guidelines AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD. ACTION: Supplement to Notice of Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines: Questions and Answers about the Guidelines. SUMMARY: On March 6, 1991 (56 FR 9472), the Department published final Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines (Guidelines) to...Open Publication

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