FHA Design and Construction Ballston Spa NY

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

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Balzer & Tuck Architects
(518) 580-8818
468 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
Foresight Architects
(518) 372-3655
426 State St Ste 3,
Schenectady, NY
Re4orm Architecture
323 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY
FJY Architecture
251 Becker Road
Greenwich, NY
Phinney Design Group
142 Grand Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY
Taber Studio
12 Spring Street
Schuylerville, NY
Harlan Mcgee Associates Incorporated
(518) 584-0731
4000 Silver Beach Rd
Ballston Spa, NY
Lawrence Moss, Architect
262 6Th Ave
Troy, NY
Thun Associates Architects, PC
230 Union St.
Schenectady, NY
Olsen Associates Architects, P.C.
36 Long Alley,Suite 202
Saratoga Springs, 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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