FHA Design and Construction Albany NY

Don't fall for the most common misconceptions of the FHA design and construction requirements in Albany. Follow these 10 tips to ensure you're on the right track. Read on and find more information!

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Dominick Ranieri Architects, PC
(518)869-5650
10 New Karner Road,Suite 101
Guilderland, NY
Michael Architectural Services, P.C.
297 River Street,Suite 311
Troy, NY
Lacey-Convertino Architects, LLP
(518) 375-1485
459 State Street,
Albany, NY
John G. Waite Associates Architects, PLLC
(518)449-5440
384 Broadway
Albany, NY
Thun Associates Architects, PC
(518)381-9050
230 Union St.
Schenectady, NY
Foresight Architects
(518) 372-3655
426 State St Ste 3,
Schenectady, NY
Lammon Architects,LLP
(518)274-4326
12 Excelsior Ave.
Troy, NY
Lawrence Moss, Architect
262 6Th Ave
Troy, NY
SEI Design Group
187 Wolf Road,Suite 205
Albany, NY
Re4orm Architecture
(518)399-4174
323 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY

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Edited By Rachel Z. Azoff

Meeting the accessible design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act can be easier said than done. Unfortunately, many developers don't realize they are in noncompliance until they receive a complaint or-even worse-news of a lawsuit.

"Understanding and implementing the requirements of the FHA, from design through construction, is critical to protect yourself," says Douglas J. Anderson, a partner with Chicago-based LCM Architects. "Accessibility is often measured in inches-and sometimes to a quarter of an inch. Careful attention to detail can mean the difference between FHA compliance and an FHA lawsuit."

Here, Anderson offers his list of 10 areas of common misconception when it comes to FHA design and construction.

1. State and Local Code Compliance

Many designers or owners assume that if they are in compliance with state and/or local codes, they automatically meet or exceed HUD's fair housing requirements. In general, most state or local codes do not meet or exceed HUD's interpretation of the FHA requirements in all areas, and the issuance of a permit or certificate of occupancy for state or local codes provides no assurance that the development meets the FHA requirements.

2. FHA Covered Units

For a typical site, the law applies to all ground-floor units in multifamily walk-up buildings with four or more units and all units in multifamily elevator buildings with four or more units.

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