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Instruction Modules

Module 8: Accessible Public and Common-Use Areas (1 hour, 30 minutes)

This module presents a comprehensive look at the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act related to Public and Common-Use. Participants will gain insight into the technical specifications for accessible public and common-use areas and strategies for creating them. They will also strengthen their knowledge of how to provide an accessible route to the various public and common-use areas covered under the Fair Housing Act.

What is Covered? 

  • The Fair Housing Act and its requirements 
  • Detailed specifications for Requirement 2: Accessible Public and Common-Use Areas 
  • Types of facilities that are considered public and common-use areas that are subject to compliance 

Who Should Attend?

  • Architects and Designers 
  • Contractors 
  • Civil Engineers and Landscape Architects 
  • Developers and Builders 
  • Disability and Housing Advocates 

How Will You Benefit? You will:

  • Increase your understanding of Fair Housing Act, Requirements 2, and related guiding principles 
  • Understand what public and common-use areas are covered by the Fair Housing Act 
  • Gain strategies and tips for designing compliant public and common-use areas 
  • Obtain resources to aid you in compliance 

  Accessible Public and Common-Use Areas (PDF, 3518 K)
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