HUD, DOJ Issue Joint Statement on Accessibility under the Fair Housing Act

On April 30, HUD and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a joint statement concerning the Fair Housing Act requirement that multifamily housing be designed and constructed so as to be accessible to persons with disabilities. The new guidance aims to help design professionals, developers, and builders better understand their obligations, and help persons with disabilities better understand their rights regarding the “design and construction” requirements of the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA).

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