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 its Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST program trainings.
There will be 10 live training events across the country during Spring 2020 to July 2020. The schedule will be posted on our training calendar. We have presented 4 webinars during October to November of Fall 2019.
Read more about how to register for these training sessions and webinars.
There are no fees for our live training sessions. For more information, contact John Ritzu, LCM
Program Manager for the Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST Program at 312-913-1717, Ext. 228
Fair Housing Act Design and Construction Requirements; Adoption of Additional
SUMMARY: This rule proposes to amend 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 proposes to determine that compliance with ICC A117.1–2009 satisfies
the design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act and its amendments.
This rule also proposes to designate 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.
DATES: Comment Due Date: March 16, 2020.
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.