FHA Design and Construction Ithaca NY

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

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Jason K Demarest-Architect
(607) 330-4555
301 S Geneva St Suite 101
Ithaca, NY
Holt Architects Pc Archt Planners
(607) 273-7600
217 N Aurora St
Ithaca, NY
Hirtler Daniel R Architect
(607) 277-2701
327 S Geneva St
Ithaca, NY
Snyder John Aia Architect
(607) 273-3565
411 W Seneca St
Ithaca, NY
Chiang Grace N
(607) 273-7600
217 N Aurora St
Ithaca, NY
Richard Hautaniemi, Architect
(607) 533-7163
79 Old Myers Rd
Lansing, NY
Barradas Partners Architects Incorporated
(607) 277-2758
404 E Seneca St
Ithaca, NY
Barradas And Partners Architect
(607) 277-2755
404 E Seneca St
Ithaca, NY
Hoover Charles F Architect
(607) 272-6280
411 2nd St
Ithaca, NY
Breuhaus George W
(607) 257-8348
179 Graham Rd
Ithaca, 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.

Click here to read full article from Multi-Family Home

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