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Accessible Multifamily Housing Makes Good $ense

Complying with Fair Housing Act accessibility regulations is good for business in the multifamily housing industry. People with disabilities are the only minority that can be discriminated against solely by the design of the built environment. Design requirements of the Fair Housing Amendments Act are intended to remedy this inequity. Today 61 million adult Americans …

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Hotel ADA Compliance: Guest Room Dispersion

The ADA Standards for Accessible Design impacts guest room dispersion in the hotel industry. Dispersion Requirements The ADA requires that hotels provide guests with disabilities a range of equivalent guest room options provided to other guests. Accessible rooms need to be dispersed among various room classes (economy, standard, deluxe, a concierge level, etc) and types (number …

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Hotel ADA Compliance: Interiors and Public Spaces

When hotels renovate room interiors and public spaces, understanding the application of Americans with Disabilities Act Standards can help avoid the cost and inconvenience of complaints or remediation work.   What the ADA says about alterations Existing facilities permitted before March 15, 2012 are generally regulated by the 1991 ADA accessibility standards. Standards were updated in 2010 …

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Differences Between ADA & FHA

The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act are both federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities but they have different accessible design and construction requirements.   Although the ADA and FHA overlap in limited circumstances, FHA regulations primarily apply to multifamily residential projects and ADA regulations primarily apply …

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ADA Title II Transition Plan

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act requires a Transition Plan to ensure program accessibility for people with disabilities. Who needs a Transition Plan Title II of the ADA applies to state and local governments responsible for protecting individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the services, programs, and activities they provide. All departments, agencies, …

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