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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

Joint HUD/DOJ Statement: Accessibility (Design and Construction) Requirements for Covered Multifamily Dwellings Under the Fair Housing Act

created on Wed, 2017-03-15   •   updated on Wed, 2017-03-15
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

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

created on Mon, 2017-03-06   •   updated on Mon, 2017-03-06
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 Mon, 2017-03-06
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

Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines

created on Mon, 2017-03-06   •   updated on Wed, 2017-03-29
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 24 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. N-91-2011; FR 2665-N-06] Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines Final Guidelines AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD. ACTION: Notice of Adoption of Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines -- Final Guidelines. SUMMARY: This document presents guidelines adopted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide builders and developers with technical guidance on how to comply with the specific...Open Publication

Shouldn't he be free to choose where he lives?

created on Sun, 2015-11-29   •   updated on Mon, 2017-03-13
Tai served his country and fought for freedom. Shouldn't he be free to choose where he lives? If you’re looking for an apartment and you can’t get in – because of barriers like steps, steep slopes and lack of curb cuts – or if you find the kitchen or bathroom is not accessible, please call. The Fair Housing Act requires most multi-family dwellings built since March 13, 1991, to be accessible to people with disabilities. We will investigate to make sure the building complies with federal law.Open Publication

Shouldn’t he be free to choose where he lives?

created on Sun, 2015-11-29   •   updated on Thu, 2017-01-12
Poster depicting a Black vet in a wheelchair: Tai served his country and fought for freedom. Shouldn’t he be free to choose where he lives? Housing discrimination is illegal. If you’re looking for an apartment and you can’t get in – because of barriers like steps, steep slopes and lack of curb cuts – or if you find the kitchen or bathroom is not accessible, please call. The Fair Housing Act requires most multi-family dwellings built since March 13, 1991, to be accessible to people with disabilities. We will investigate to make sure the building complies with federal law. Formatted for Mall...Open Publication

Shouldn’t he be free to choose where he lives?

created on Sun, 2015-11-29   •   updated on Thu, 2017-01-12
Poster depicting a Black vet in a wheelchair: Tai served his country and fought for freedom. Shouldn’t he be free to choose where he lives? Housing discrimination is illegal. If you’re looking for an apartment and you can’t get in – because of barriers like steps, steep slopes and lack of curb cuts – or if you find the kitchen or bathroom is not accessible, please call. The Fair Housing Act requires most multi-family dwellings built since March 13, 1991, to be accessible to people with disabilities. We will investigate to make sure the building complies with federal law. Formatted for Bus...Open Publication

Shouldn’t he be free to choose where he lives?

created on Sun, 2015-11-29   •   updated on Thu, 2017-01-12
Poster depicting a Black vet in a wheelchair: Tai served his country and fought for freedom. Shouldn’t he be free to choose where he lives? Housing discrimination is illegal. If you’re looking for an apartment and you can’t get in – because of barriers like steps, steep slopes and lack of curb cuts – or if you find the kitchen or bathroom is not accessible, please call. The Fair Housing Act requires most multi-family dwellings built since March 13, 1991, to be accessible to people with disabilities. We will investigate to make sure the building complies with federal law. Formatted for Bus...Open Publication

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