FHA Design and Construction Washington DC

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

Bell Architects
(202) 548-7570
500 H Street Ne
Washington, DC

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American Institute Of Architects-Washington Chapter
(202) 667-1798
1777 Church Street Nw
Washington, DC

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Ai Architecture
(202) 737-1020
2100 M Street Northwest Suite 800
Washington, DC

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Carnemark Systems and Design
7500 Old Georgetown Road, Plaza Terrace
Bethesda, MD
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Designer / Architect, Remodeler
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2008 CotY Awards, 2009 CotY Awards, Chrysalis Award, Green Building Institute, National Association of the Remodeling Industry, National Kitchen and Bath Association, U.S. Green Building Council
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2008 Guildmaster, 2009 Guildmaster with Highest Distinction, 2010 Guildmaster with Distinction

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Greg Smith Company
519 Greenwich St
Falls Church, VA
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Designer / Architect, Remodeler
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Better Business Bureau, National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Remodelers Information Technology Group

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Atelier Architects
(202) 898-9070
1522 5Th Street Northwest
Washington, DC

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Arcadia
(202) 234-8222
1714 14Th Street Northwest
Washington, DC

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Case Design/ Remodeling Inc.
4701 Sangamore Rd Ste 40
Bethesda, MD
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Designer / Architect, Remodeler, Handyman
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2004 CotY Awards, Better Business Bureau, Chrysalis Award, Constructech Vision Award, Green Advantage Certified, NAHB Remodelers, National Association of Home Builders, National Association of the Remodeling Industry, National Kitchen and Bath Association, Pella, Professional Remodeler Best of the Best Design Award, Qualified Remodeler Top 500, Senior Checked
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2010 Guildmaster

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The Alexander Group
5020 Nicholson Ct, #200 A
Kensington, MD
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Designer / Architect, Remodeler
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National Association of the Remodeling Industry

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Fisher Group, LLC
4119 Chatelain Rd
Annandale, VA
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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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