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Legal Structural Accessibility Requirements

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers:

Section 504 covers:

Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) design and construction covers:


The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 has five titles. Title II and Title III pertain to public services and public accommodations, and common area of housing, excluding unit interiors.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 only applies to federally funded programs and activities, including housing.

The design and construction requirements are found at sec. 804. (3) (c) (42 U.S.C. 3604), the Fair Housing Amendments Act, and the regulations at 24 cfr part 14 et al, section 100.205. They are in addition to Cabo, Boca, or other WV adopted building codes and apply to multi-family housing regardless of funding source.

For further information, contact Carole Boster, U. S. Department Housing and Urban Development at 304-347-5216.

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