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Legal Structural Accessibility Requirements
- Public service buildings, programs, and services of public entities
- Public accommodation commercial buildings owned by private entities
- Projects federally funded, common areas and 5% of housing units to Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) standards
- Access to buildings and programs federally funded
- Multi-family units of four or more
- 100% of units on ground and elevator floors must be accessible
- Funded by public or private monies
- Includes garden apartments, condos, timeshares, traditional units, elderly housing
- Interior of housing units
- Privately funded housing
- Multi-family housing less than four units
- Two story townhouses
- Single family homes
- Group homes in single family residences
- Housing that had 1st occupancy before March 13, 1991, or had its last building permit or renewal thereof before June 15, 1990
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 has five titles. Title II and Title III pertain to public services and public accommodations, and common area of housing, excluding unit interiors.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 only applies to federally funded programs and activities, including housing.
The design and construction requirements are found at sec. 804. (3) (c) (42 U.S.C. 3604), the Fair Housing Amendments Act, and the regulations at 24 cfr part 14 et al, section 100.205. They are in addition to Cabo, Boca, or other WV adopted building codes and apply to multi-family housing regardless of funding source.
For further information, contact Carole Boster, U. S. Department Housing and Urban Development at 304-347-5216.
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