FHA Design and Construction Baltimore MD

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

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

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Architecture By Design
(410) 480-3210
9005 Chevrolet Drive Suite 5
Ellicott City, MD

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Studio 306/Thomas O. Gamper, AIA
306 East 33rd St.
Baltimore, MD
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Baltimore Development Corp.
36 South Charles Street,#1600
Baltimore, MD
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

ARQ Architects
34 E. 25th Street
Baltimore, MD
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

ADR Builders, Ltd.
1850 York Rd, Suite H
Timonium, MD
Service Type
Designer / Architect, Remodeler
Awards
2007 Guildmaster with Highest Distinction

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Mueller Homes
7520 Main St
Sykesville, MD
Services
Custom Builder, Designer / Architect
Membership Organizations
Certified Master Builder - HBAM, Home Builders Association of Maryland, National Association of Home Builders

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Ammon Heisler Sachs Architects, P.C.
1 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD
Building Type
Commercial facilities, Courthouses, Extended care facilities, Financial buildings, Health care buildings, Industrial complexes , Medical office buildings, Mixed-use buildings, Office buildings, Transportation facilities
License
Maryland, Virginia
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Richter Cornbrooks Gribble, Inc.
(410) 685-7033
509 S Exeter St Ste 300
Baltimore, MD
Service Type
Architectural Design / Documentation, Interior Design
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Archplan Inc. Philipsen Architects
429 North Eutaw Street,Suite 2S
Baltimore, 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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