NPH Brown Bag Series: Physically Accessible Affordable Housing- Compliance with Evolving Legal Landscape

We are inviting affordable housing advocates, developers, and government staff to join us at our Thursday, February 22 Brown Bag training, “Physically Accessible Affordable Housing: Compliance with Evolving Legal Landscape.”

Gain a clear overview of federal and state accessibility requirements and hear from a Bay Area service provider about the unique challenges people with disabilities face when searching for affordable housing. Register now to reserve your spot for this important session!

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Physically Accessible Affordable Housing: Compliance with Evolving Legal Landscape

Thursday, February 22 | 12pm – 2pm

NPH Conference Room

The landscape of accessible development standards in affordable housing has changed significantly in the last few years, helping to reduce historical barriers to people with mobility and sensory disabilities and making it imperative for developers, municipalities, and advocates to become familiar with current federal and state accessibility requirements, including recent developments from CTCAC, HCD, and the Division of the State Architect (DSA). Attendees will hear from a Bay Area service provider about the unique challenges people with disabilities face when searching for affordable housing and will gain a clear overview of federal and state accessibility requirements. Recent developments include new threshold requirements for tax credit developments, an update on HCD funding programs that now include physical accessibility requirements, and a memo from the State Architect regarding the scope of application of state Building Code requirements. In addition to a practical compliance review, the training will also include a discussion of the groundbreaking accessibility work the City of LA is doing as a result of a recent $200 million settlement, which is likely to further shape accessibility standards throughout California.

Convened and moderated by Natasha Reyes, Disability Rights California