FHA Design and Construction Middletown NY

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

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Highland Architectural Design, LLC
1110 Lakeside Drive E.
Highland Lakes, NJ
Wheldon A. Abt, Architect
90 Crystal Run Road,Suite 108
Middletown, NY
Carmine A. Ciccone Architect P.C.
(845)692-5072
379 Crystal Run Road,P.O. BOX 4787
Middletown, NY
CSArch Architecture/Construction Management
19 Front Street,Apt 1
Newburgh, NY
Frederick Goldberg Architects PC
(845)436-1800
PO BOX 361
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Berg Hennessy Olson Llp
(845)220-2070
50 Front Street
Newburgh, NY
Horler Architecture Studio
13 Beech Tree Drive
Highland Lakes, NJ
Stauros
(917)270-4183
90 Crystal Run Rd Ste 108
Middletown, NY
Steven Courtenay Architect
893 South Plank Road
Slate Hill, NY
Minuta Architecture, PLLC
(845)565-0055
345 Windsor Highway,Suite 100
New Windsor, 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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