TCAC Accessible Unit and Accessibility Requirements
TCAC Regulations require projects with accessible units for occupancy by persons with mobility impairments or hearing, vision, or other sensory impairments to provide a preference for those units to persons with handicaps requiring the features of the accessible units (Regulation Section 10337(b)(2)).
Owners and managers shall adopt suitable means to assure that information regarding the availability of accessible units reaches eligible individuals with handicaps, and shall take reasonable nondiscriminatory steps to maximize the utilization of such units by eligible individuals. Listed below are website link resources to assist with this process.
- Independent Living Centers
- California Department of Developmental Services – Regional Centers
- National Fair Housing Alliance – Organization Locator
Other organizations that assist individuals with disabilities may have resources for connecting owners with prospective tenants:
- Local housing authorities
- Cities and Counties
- County mental health departments
- California Department of Social Services
- California Supported Living Network
- Organizations serving the blind and deaf
TCAC Regulation Sections 10325(f)(7)(M) and 10326(g)(6) require projects to adhere to the provisions of California Building Code Chapter 11(B) regarding accessibility to privately owned housing made available for public use. California Building Code Chapter 11(B) can be found beginning on page 58.