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The Enhanced Accessibility Program (EAP) aims to ensure enhanced accessibility features are available in city-funded affordable housing.
 
Developers provide accessibility features that exceed the minimum requirements of the federal accessibility standards or increase accessibility for people with hearing and vision disabilities. Committing to EAP awards 10 bonus points to developers’ applications for competitively awarded City funding programs/Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs). Developers shall incorporate all of the enhanced accessibility design elements identified in Part 1, Table 1A and Table 1B or Table 1C, plus five of the optional design elements identified in Table 2.
  1. EAP Requirements
    1. All Table 1 (A, B, C) are required features. Exhibit 8 – Enhanced Accessibility Program.
      1. Table 1A – Requirements apply to both New Development and Substantial Alterations
      2. Table 1B – Requirements apply to New Developments
      3. Table 1C – Requirements apply to Developments with Substantial Alterations
    2. Bonus Requirements – List of Additional Enhanced Accessibility Features
      A minimum of 5 enhanced accessibility features, out of 11 options, must be chosen to receive bonus points. Please refer to Table 2 from Exhibit 8 – Enhanced Accessibility Program.



  2. Clarification of requirements
    1. EAP Mandatory requirement #1 from Table 1A Clarification
    2. EAP Mandatory requirement #2 from Table 1A Clarification
    3. EAP Mandatory requirement #4 from Table 1A Clarification
    4. EAP Mandatory requirement #2 from Table 1B Clarification
    5. EAP Optional requirement #7 from Table 2 Clarification
    6. EAP Mandatory requirement #11 in Appendix 5 of the VCA Clarification
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