South Suburban Housing Center (SSHC) is responsible for providing greater awareness of the Federal Fair Housing Act accessibility guidelines for the construction of multi-family residential dwellings. As is the case all over the U.S., there is a severe shortage of accessible units for mobility-impaired individuals in our service area. Failure to comply with federal FHA accessibility standards can lead to fair housing complaints, leaving builders, architects, developers, and owners legally accountable. Below are some resources to stay informed about FHA Accessibility Standards

Training Tools

Accessibility Self-Certification Checklist SSHC Survey
Fair Housing Quiz on the Fair Housing Act Design and Construction Requirements


SSHC Design and Construction Requirements of the Fair Housing Act 
HUD/NFHA It’s Not Easy to Turn Off the Lights


Online Accessibility Resources
HUD Fair Housing Act Design Manual
IDHR Guidebook on Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications