FHA Design and Construction Jacksonville FL

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

Stuebben Architecture
1450 Flagler Ave Ste 24
Jacksonville, FL
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

MJ Thiele Architect Inc
3118 Beach Blvd,
Jacksonville, FL
Building Type
Commercial facilities, Financial buildings, Health care buildings, Housing - Multi-family, Libraries, Medical office buildings, Mixed-use buildings, Office buildings, Religious buildings, Restaurants
Service Type
Architectural Design / Documentation
License
Florida
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

A2 Studio Architecture, Inc
2750 Thornwood Ln
Jacksonville, FL
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

R. Dean Scott, Architect, Inc.
126 W Adams St Ste 602
Jacksonville, FL
Building Type
Commercial facilities, Financial buildings, Libraries, Medical office buildings, Municipal buildings, Museums, Office buildings, Religious buildings, Restaurants, Schools K-12
License
Florida, Georgia
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

The Haskell Company
(904) 791-4544
111 Riverside Ave,
Jacksonville, FL
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Robert C. Broward, Architects
(904) 396-4511
1922 Felch Ave,
Jacksonville, FL
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Jaycox, Reinel & Associates
(904) 396-4420
2002 San Marco Blvd Ste 200,Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL
Building Type
Commercial facilities, Health care buildings, Housing - Multi-family, Housing - Single family , Libraries, Medical office buildings, Mixed-use buildings, Museums, Office buildings, Religious buildings
Service Type
Agency Consulting / Review / Approval, Architectural Design / Documentation, Historic Preservation, Space Planning, Tenant-Related Services
License
Florida, Georgia, Michigan
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

TTV Architects Inc.
115 E Forsyth St,
Jacksonville, FL
Service Type
Accessibility Compliance, Architectural Design / Documentation, Code Compliance, Design Development Phase, Interior Design, Space Planning
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

KBJ Architects, Inc.
510 N Julia St,
Jacksonville, FL
Service Type
Architectural Design / Documentation, Interior Design, Sustainable Building Design
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Zona & Associates, P.A.
107 E Bay St
Jacksonville, FL
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

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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