Accessibility Guidelines For Property Management eBook
A Multifamily Perspective on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Guidelines and Fair Housing Act (FHA)
What are the ADA requirements for private dwelling units?
Does the FHA require retrofitting for properties constructed prior to 2000?
How well do you understand the basic differences between the ADA and FHA?
As a multifamily property owner or property management operator, it’s important to understand the compliance requirements of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and their respective updates, to enhance community appeal, help avoid expensive penalties, and protect brand reputation. Otherwise, the consequences could be costly.
Did you know that first-time ADA violations can result in up to $75,000 in civil fines?1 Or that over 25,000 charges for ADA violations were filed in 2014?2 In fiscal year 2012/2013, housing discrimination victims obtained $425 million in compensation.3
Download this in-depth eBook that helps to clarify the law and provides a checklist of questions every owner and operator should ask to mitigate risk.
- How to be in compliance
- The different objectives of the ADA and FHA
- The scope of the ADA
- Requirements when retrofitting units
- When property updates and modifications may be needed
- How to conduct a basic compliance check
- Who enforces ADA and FHA compliance
- What is identified as a public accommodation by law
- When a community room is subject to ADA compliance
- If your property’s parking spaces are in compliance
- What the common areas of non-accessibility are
- What to do if you’re not in compliance
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