FHA Design and Construction Buffalo NY

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

Local Companies

Trautman Associates
(716) 883-4400
470 Franklin St.
Buffalo, NY
Scheid Architectural
(716)884-0059
111 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY
David W. DeBoy Architect
443 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY
Chaintreuil, Jensen, Stark Architects
303 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Wendel Duchscherer Architects & Engineers, P.C.
(716)688-0766
140 John James Audubon Pkwy,Suite 201
Amherst, NY
Paul Dennis Architects
(716) 285-2451
427 Ferry Ave
Niagara Falls, NY
W.L. Henderson, Architect
10803 Main Street
Clarence, NY
Stieglitz Snyder Architecture
425 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY
Stievater + Hearn: Architects
(716)855-2000
255 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY
Zaxis Architectural, P.C.
(716)923-0133
4245 Union Road,Suite 210
Buffalo, 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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