5/3/2013 - Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development Release New Guidance on "Design and Construction" Requirements under the Fair Housing Act

From the DOJ's website:

New guidance released on April 30, 2013, by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Justice,  reinforces the Fair Housing Act requirement that multifamily housing be designed and constructed so as to be accessible to persons with disabilities.

For more information about HUD and the civil rights laws it enforces, go to and click on “Learn more about FHEO.” More information about the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the laws it enforces is available at .

Individuals who believe that they may have been victims of housing discrimination should contact HUD at 1-800-669-9777 or go to HUD’s web site: , or by downloading HUD’s free housing discrimination mobile application, which can be accessed through Apple devices, such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In addition, individuals may contact the Justice Department at 1-800-896-7743 or by email at

People interested in finding out about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can access the ADA website at, or call the toll-free ADA Information Line at (800) 514-0301 (voice) or (800) 514-0383 (TTY).

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