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 is pleased to announce there is one remaining Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST program webinar during this contract year.
The schedule is posted on our training calendar.
Read more about how to register for these webinar sessions.
There are no fees for our webinar sessions.
Fair Housing Act Design and Construction Requirements; Adoption of Additional
SUMMARY: This rule amends HUD’s Fair Housing Act design and
construction regulations by incorporating by reference the 2009 edition of International
Code Council (ICC) Accessible and Usable Building and Facilities (ICC A117.1–2009)
standard, as a safe harbor. The Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities standard is
a technical standard for the design of facilities that are accessible to persons with
disabilities. HUD has determined that compliance with ICC A117.1–2009 satisfies
the design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act and its amendments.
This rule also designates the 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018 editions of the
International Building Code (IBC) as safe harbors under the Fair Housing Act. The IBC is a
model building code and not law, but it has been adopted as law by various states and
localities. The IBC provides minimum standards for public safety, health, and welfare as
they are affected by building construction.
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 8, 2021.
See: 24 CFR Part 100 78957 - 63 FR-2020b12-08.pdf
A FIRST LOOK AT ACCESSIBILITY....
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.
Sign-up for upcoming FIRST training events and conferences around the U.S.