Ensure Building and Common Areas Comply with Federal Accessibility Requirements
Federally assisted sites are covered by accessibility requirements for design and construction under either the Fair Housing Act (FHA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. As a site owner or manager, you must make sure that your site complies with these requirements. Because HUD and the Department of Justice (DOJ) treat compliance with these requirements seriously, you need to follow suit. The penalties for violating these requirements are stiff, including HUD fines and lawsuits from DOJ and private individuals.