Collection: Structural Accessibility
This one-day training focuses on the accessibility standards for all housing programs using any federal dollars. Federal monies spent on the development of the property, rehabilitation of structures in the real estate portfolio, or support of the residents makes the property eligible for mandatory compliance under the 504-UFAS requirements. It can be combined with the two-day Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation training to create a three-day seminar.
Structural Accessibility covers the differences between fair housing standards for accessibility (used when no federal dollars are involved) and the various other accessibility standards for public buildings. HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) is actively auditing public housing authorities and multifamily housing developments in an effort to increase accessibility compliance on 504-UFAS and fair housing sites as applicable. We will discuss the current voluntary compliance agreement (VCA) trends and look at a sample of lawsuits brought by FHEO and the Department of Justice (DOJ) in their efforts to drive compliance with housing providers.
AGENDA: View the agenda
METHOD: A group-live seminar featuring PowerPoint, case studies, group discussion, course book, and Q&A
LENGTH: One day
AUDIENCE: Housing authority and multifamily housing staff, including department/program directors, capital fund/modernization directors, development directors, site/AMP managers, maintenance staff, architects, contractors, attorneys, state finance development staff, nonprofit disability advocacy groups, and other interested individuals
PROGRAM LEVEL: Basic
ADVANCED PREPARATION: None
EXAM: No exam
REGISTER: We currently do not have any dates scheduled. Learn more about how you can bring this seminar to your agency as an onsite training, either as a standalone class or in combination with Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation.