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 panelists will follow-up with 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 workshop 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.
Natasha Reyes, Disability Rights California
Please note: attendees are welcome to arrive at 11:30am to enjoy the provided lunch and to network.
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