Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST

4,900+ people attended trainings and called the information line in 2018

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

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sponsors Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST to promote Fair Housing Act compliance. Nearly 40 million multifamily buildings are subject to the FHA’s design and construction requirements.

As Program Manager for FHA FIRST, LCM 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. Topics include: 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