The Board is developing these guidelines according to recommendations from an advisory panel it organized, the Emergency Transportable Housing Advisory Committee, which included representation from disability groups, industry and code groups, and government agencies.

The Board published proposed guidelines based on the committee's recommendations in June 2012.  The Board is finalizing the guidelines according to the comments received. 

Final Supplementary Guidelines 


Proposed Supplementary Guidelines 


Emergency Transportable Housing Advisory Committee



  • August 23, 2007 - Board forms Emergency Transportable Housing Advisory Committee
  • November 18, 2008 - Advisory Committee submits its final report to the Board
  • June 18, 2012 - Board proposes guidelines for public comment 
  • August 17, 2012 - close of comment period
  • May 7, 2014 - Board publishes final guidelines for emergency transportable housing
  • June 6, 2014 - Final guidelines become effective as part of the ADA and ABA Accessibility Guidelines