Accessibility Requirements for Multifamily Housing: Myths and Facts
Recorded On: 08/22/2019
In recent years, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) have made significant efforts to encourage owners, developers and management companies to be proactive vs. reactive when it comes to ensuring their multifamily properties meet all federal accessibility requirements and standards.
With the introduction of the DOJ’s Accessibility Initiative, and NCSHA’s 46 New Best Practices (nearly 10% of which deal directly with accessibility), it’s more important than ever to be aware of, understand, and comply with accessibility requirements.
In our Accessibility Requirements for Multifamily Housing: Myths and Facts webinar we’ll cover key points to help participants effectively comply with regulations including:
- Determining which accessibility regulations impact you and your projects based on your type of funding and date of occupancy.
- Investigating whether or not your architects correctly designed properties according to Accessibility requirements and, if not, how to correct issues that occurred during or after construction.
- Reviewing the latest DOJ Accessibility Enforcement Actions against LIHTC, RD, HUD, HOME and conventional properties.
NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credit for the HCCP designation and for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.
Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org.
President, E&A Team, Inc.
Mark English has vast experience with multifamily housing programs, with particular experience concerning LIHTC and federal housing programs. E&A Team, Inc. performs accessibility site inspections, capital needs assessments, blueprint plan reviews and accessibility construction inspections on multifamily housing complexes to assess compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Federal Section 504 Requirements, and Fair Housing Accessibility issues. Since 1992, E&A Team, Inc. has performed over 500,000 multifamily unit’s inspections in all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Mark has taught more than 600 Accessibility Educational Seminars regarding Section 504, Fair Housing, and ADA. He has participated with organizations such as the National Council of State Housing Agencies, the National Association of Home Builders, the National Council for Affordable & Rural Housing, the Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association, USDA Rural Development (RD), and HUD. He has provided training to architects, developers, and other construction related organizations on all Federal Civil Rights Accessibility Regulations. The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) has endorsed E&A Team’s four Fair Housing Courses that were produced and developed by Mark English. Mark continues to work towards expanding the public awareness and compliance in the areas of Accessibility and Fair Housing through training and a growing line of services and products. Mark is also the author of SourceAbilityTM Flash Drive, the Uniform Accessibility Standards (UFAS) Pocket Edition Manual, and he is a co-author of the Fair Housing Act Design Manual Multimedia eBook.