As the Manager of rental property you are expected to
Know the following information that relates
to the protection of people with disabilities from discriminatory housing
THE FAIR HOUSING ACT:
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination based on disability by:
A. Prohibiting discriminatory housing practices
B. Requiring reasonable accommodations to be made and
C. Requiring certain construction standards for multi-family dwellings built for
first time occupancy after March 1991
SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACTS:
Any public housing or public assisted housing provider that receives federal dollars is
covered under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you operate a Section 8 housing
project or a Section 202 federally subsidized apartment complex, you are covered under
both Section 504 and the Fair Housing Act.
THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: (ADA)
TITLE II: Title II of the ADA coverall all “ public entities ” – state and local
governments regardless of whether they receive federal funding. Examples include:
Low income housing units managed by the state or city; Public Housing Authorities;
Section 8 certificate or voucher programs run by he state; county or city; or any city or
county sponsored single room occupancy building.
WHO IS COVERED FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION
The Fair Housing Act establishes accessible design and construction requirements for
new construction of covered multi-family dwellings for first time occupancy after March
13, 1991. Single-family dwellings are not covered under construction requirements.
Multi-family dwellings is defined as consisting of four or more units. Examples of multi-
family dwellings include: apartment complexes, condo unit ’ s single story townhouses,
and high rises. If a building has no elevator, the accessible construction standards
apply to ground floor units.
PRIVATE, NON-FEDERALLY FUNDED HOUSING
In non-federally funded (or private sector) dwellings, units may be designed an
constructed with adaptable kitchens and bathrooms, whi