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FHJC Hosts Accessibility Design and Construction Training November 3rd

Photo © by Bernard Kleina

September 26, 2022


The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) will be hosting a webinar on accessibility requirements in design and construction on Thursday November 3 from 1PM – 4PM ET. This free webinar, entitled Accessible Housing: A Civil Right. will provide detailed and reliable information about federal fair housing accessibility requirements.

Multifamily housing that violates fair housing laws continues to be built in the NYC region and across the country, despite being illegal for more than thirty years. The FHJC has conducted testing investigations that have led to the filing of dozens of fair housing cases against developers, architects, and others for failing to design and construct housing in an accessible manner.

While we are proud of these investigations and lawsuits, they only happen after the violations have occurred, often after persons with disabilities have suffered through the indignities of housing discrimination. For architects, builders, and contractors, the information shared in this webinar will help ensure that new buildings are designed and constructed correctly right from the start.

It will also provide essential learning for disability rights advocates, attorneys, and government officials to assist them in their work, and for real estate professionals and others who would benefit from detailed knowledge of accessibility rules and regulations.

The instructors from our 2021 workshops will be returning to lead this session. Attorney Scott P. Moore is one of the nation’s leading legal experts on design and construction requirements under the Federal Fair Housing Act. Larry Fleming is an architect and consultant on accessibility issues with decades of experience in the field, excellent knowledge of accessibility laws and standards, and considerable practical experience. Together, they will once again provide detailed information on the wide range of laws and regulations, and valuable insight into the ways they play out in the real world.

To sign up for this important webinar, click HERE. For more information, contact FHJC Community Engagement Coordinator Craig Waletzko at cwaletzko@fairhousingjustice.org.

The FHJC is listed by The NY State Board of Architecture as an approved provider of continuing education for architects licensed in New York. As such, this course meets one of the three criteria for it to be found acceptable towards New York’s continuing education requirements for architects. However, it is up to the licensee to determine if this course meets all three of the requirements.

The mission of the FHJC, a nonprofit civil rights organization, is to eliminate housing discrimination; promote policies and programs that foster open, accessible, and inclusive communities; and strengthen enforcement of fair housing laws in the New York City region.