Complying with Fair Housing Accessibility Requirements

This month’s lesson addresses fair housing accessibility requirements. Compliance can get complicated because of the number and complexity of federal, state, and local laws and codes that address accessibility in various settings.

     To keep it simple, we’ll focus on the primary law that governs accessibility in multifamily housing communities—the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). The FHA, which bans housing discrimination based on disability, requires certain accessible features in multifamily housing built since March 1991.

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