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TITLE 10COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
CHAPTER 1ADMINISTRATION
SUBCHAPTER BACCESSIBILITY AND REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS
RULE §1.207General Requirements for Multifamily Housing Developments

(a) All Units that are accessible to persons with mobility impairments must be on an Accessible Route.

(b) Recipients must give priority to methods that offer housing in the most integrated setting possible (i.e., a setting that enables qualified persons with Disabilities and persons without Disabilities to interact to the fullest extent possible). This means the distribution will provide individuals requiring accessible units with a choice of location, layout, and price that is substantially equivalent to the choice available to others. Distribution of accessible units may be further described in federal law, regulation, or governing Rules in this Title. To the maximum extent feasible and subject to reasonable health and safety requirements, accessible units must be:

  (1) Distributed throughout the Development and site; and

  (2) Made available in a sufficient range of sizes and amenities so that the choice of living arrangements of qualified persons with Disabilities is, as a whole, comparable to that of other persons eligible for housing assistance under the same program.

(c) All Multifamily Housing Developments that submit full applications after January 1, 2014, must have a minimum of 5 percent of Units that are accessible to persons with mobility impairments, and a minimum of 2 percent of the Units must be accessible to persons with visual and hearing impairments. In addition, common areas and amenities must also be accessible as identified in the 2010 ADA standards with the exceptions listed in "Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Federally Assisted Programs and Activities" 79 Federal Register 29671.


Source Note: The provisions of this §1.207 adopted to be effective March 17, 2019, 44 TexReg 1289

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