Understanding Your Obligations: Federal Accessibility Requirements
|By: None Specified|
|Date: May 8, 2006|
The Department of Housing and Urban Development received more than 2,000 complaints of discrimination in housing in 2005. Nearly half were based on disability.
Violations of federal accessibility laws—the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA)—carry a hefty price tag, so housing providers must fully understand their obligations now in order to avoid costly litigation later.
To reduce exposure going forward, this white paper is an attempt to guide the apartment industry through the maze of rules, guidance and standards to enhance the industry’s level of awareness and understanding of these laws.
Suggested distribution includes:
On-site Construction Personnel
The full document is restricted to NMHC Members only.
NMHC Contact Information:
Jeanne McGlynn Delgado
NMHC Vice President of Property Management
NMHC Vice President of Building Codes