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Fair Housing Design & Construction Accessibility Training

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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The federal Fair Housing Act requires that certain multi-family housing constructed for first occupancy after March 13, 1991, contain accessibility features to enable people with disabilities to more easily use it. North Carolina’s law likewise requires accessibility features in certain types of multifamily housing.

This free seminar will cover the substantive requirements of these provisions, as well as scoping requirements. Topics include:

  • Design and Construction Requirements of the Fair Housing Act: Technical Overview
  • Accessible Routes of Travel
  • Accessible Public and Common Use Areas
  • Accessible Units, including Kitchens and Bathrooms


Richard Duncan, MRP
Executive Director, RL Mace Universal Design Institute

Who Should Attend:

Architects, engineers, developers, builders, contractors, code officials, inspectors, attorneys.


10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, Room 267, 600 E 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202


Attendance at the seminar is free. However, registration is required.

Attendance includes morning coffee & donuts, as well as lunch.

Parking is available in the Government Center parking deck across the street on Davidson Street. (Your parking will be validated at the registration table.)

Information about Continuing Education Credits for this event for architects and code officials is currently pending.


9:30-10:00 — Registration

10:00-10:10 — Welcome & Opening Remarks

10:10-12:00 — Design and Construction Requirements: Technical Overview & Requirements 1-4

12:00-1:00 — Lunch Break (lunch provided)

1:00-3:00 — Design and Construction Requirements: Requirements 5-7

Contact the Fair Housing Project at info@fairhouisngnc.org or by phone at (919) 226-0051 with any questions.


600 East 4th Street, Room 267, Charlotte, NC 28202
(919) 226-0051