A Basic Guide to Fair Housing Accessibility (Paperback)

Everything Architects and Builders Need to Know about the Fair Housing ACT Accessibility

By Steven Winter Associates Inc

Wiley, 9780471395591, 191pp.

Publication Date: July 4, 2001

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The guide that takes the guesswork out of Fair Housing ActAccessibility Guidelines conformance

The Federal government is stepping up its enforcement of the FairHousing Act Accessibility Guidelines, and failure to comply withthese guidelines can result in a complaint for discriminatoryhousing practice. A Basic Guide to Fair Housing Accessibilityenables building professionals to avoid these charges with clear, concise interpretations of the Guidelines and descriptiveillustrations of proper conformance.

Inspired by the author's HUD-sponsored review of nearly 400 builtprojects, this compact yet comprehensive guide reviews theguidelines for conformance with the seven basic design andconstruction requirements of the Fair Housing Amendments Act, fromaccessible building entrances to usable kitchens, and points outcommon conformance errors made by architects, builders, anddevelopers.

This practical, easy-to-follow handbook:
* Demystifies accessibility guidelines and reduces the risk oflitigation
* Explains which buildings and units are covered by the law
* Provides a compliance checklist for multifamily housing designand construction

Featuring only the facts and technical guidance needed to helpensure conformance with the Guidelines, A Basic Guide to FairHousing Accessibility is an indispensable resource for architects, builders, contractors, site engineers, and developers who need toknow that their work is in conformance with Federal guidelines.

About the Author

STEVEN WINTER ASSOCIATES, INC., is an architectural research firm whose expertise contributes to making buildings more energy efficient, affordable, accessible, and sustainable. The firm has offices in Norwalk, Connecticut and Washington, D.C.