FHA Design and Construction Annapolis MD

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

River Crest Design Build Inc.
202 Legion Avenue, Suite 4
Annapolis, MD
Service Type
Designer / Architect, Remodeler
Membership Organizations
Chrysalis Award, Home Builders Association of Maryland, Maryland Improvement Contractors Association, NAHB - Certified Aging In-Place Specialist, National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Qualified Remodeler Top 500

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The Drawing Board, Inc Architecture
1918 Forest Drive
Annapolis, MD
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Bignell Watkins & Hasser Architects, P.A.
1 Park Pl,Suite 250
Annapolis, MD
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

CR Goodman Associates, LLC
912 Commerce Road
Annapolis, MD
Building Type
Extended care facilities, Health care buildings, Medical office buildings, Senior/Assisted Living
License
District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

J. R. Bernlohr Architects
133 Defense Highway,Suite 204
Annapolis, MD
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Allen & Associates Pa
(410) 783-1574
1441 Light Street
Baltimore, MD

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J. Harrison Architect
1867 Lindamoor Dr.
Annapolis, MD
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Good Architecture
132 West Street,Suite A
Annapolis, MD
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Purple Cherry Architects
One Melvin Avenue
Annapolis, MD
Building Type
Colleges & Universities, Commercial facilities, Extended care facilities, Housing - Single family , Mixed-use buildings, Office buildings, Performing Arts, Religious buildings, Restaurants, Schools K-12
License
District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Ruhf + Plitt Architects, Ltd.
100 Cathedral Street,Suite 5
Annapolis, MD
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

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FHA Design and Construction

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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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