FHA Design and Construction Potsdam NY

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

Local Companies

Inner City Development
(212) 289-0881
309 E 94th St
New York, NY
Tully Construction Co Inc
(718) 740-6144
22234 96th Ave
Queens Village, NY
East Fishkill Developers Inc
(845) 226-7702
3 Nancy Ct
Wappingers Falls, NY
Rifenburg Construction Inc
(518) 279-9827
1175 Hoosick Rd
Troy, NY
Point of Woods Construction Consulting Co
(631) 724-4981
19 Riverview Ter
Smithtown, NY
Brooks Washburn Architect, PC
183 Sissonville Road
Potsdam, NY
Swyer L A Co Inc
(518) 489-4726
85 Watervliet Ave
Albany, NY
On the Level Construction
(518) 234-7315
4886 State Route 145
Cobleskill, NY
Sorrentino Development Corp
(718) 982-1100
2000 South Ave
Staten Island, NY
New City Builders
(718) 263-2674
10818 Queens Blvd
Forest Hills, 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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