Units Covered by the Fair Housing Act
The Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements apply to "covered multifamily dwellings" designed and constructed "for first occupancy" after March 13, 1991. A building was not designed or constructed for first occupancy if:
where the last building permit was issued on or before June 15,
1990 are not covered by the design and construction
requirements. Even if the last building permit was issued after
June 15, 1990, if the property was occupied before March 13,
1991, it is not covered. HUD adopted these dates to allow time
for the requirements to be considered during the design and
construction phase of new properties.
The design and construction requirements apply to "covered multifamily dwellings". Covered multifamily dwellings are:
includes housing that is for rental or for sale and applies
whether the housing is privately or publicly funded.