Housing & Architectural Accessibility
The HUD site includes information about the Fair Housing Act and other Federal laws that affect housing, as well as a variety of housing programs and funding assistance that may be available to people with disabilities. The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Spanish language site also includes comprehensive information on housing issues.
This project, funded by HUD, provides training programs, materials, and technical guidance on the Fair Housing Act and its design and construction requirements.
Toll Free Telephone: 1-888-341-7781 V/TTY
This project promotes aging in place and independent living. The web site includes a National Directory of Home Modification Resources that can help locate sources of assistance across the country.
The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches builders the skills to work with older and maturing adults to remodel their homes for aging-in-place.
The Access Board provides information, publications and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for buildings and facilities, as well as the standards for electronic and information technology under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and telecommunications equipment under Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act. The Board also has enforcement authority under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA).
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