Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST

Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST

3,500 people attended trainings and called the information line last year

The FHA FIRST federal initiative ensures that building industry professionals have access to current information about complying with design and construction requirements of the FHA.

Location
Nationwide
Scope of Services
Program Management
Training
Design & Construction Resource Call Center
Website Maintenance

Nearly 40,000,000 multifamily buildings are subject to the design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act. Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to promote compliance. LCM is the Program Manager of  this nationwide program, which provides technical guidance to the public through a comprehensive training curriculum, a toll-free Design and Construction Resource Center information line, and a website.

Training is an important part of the program. LCM provides free live training events and a series of webinars to architects, developers, contractors, code officials, property managers, landscape architects, and civil engineers. The instruction curriculum consists of 11 modules covering disability rights laws; FHA enforcement; accessible routes; accessible public and common-use areas; strategies for compliant kitchens and bathrooms; dwelling unit requirements; common design and construction violations and solutions; and making housing accessible through accommodations and modifications.

 

FHA FIRST Training Program

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Thank you LCM for the tremendous job in making the Accessibility FIRST training yesterday a success. Your presentation was excellent. I received great feedback from the attendees … We look forward to working with you again.
– HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Office Director