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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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Teresita Pineda Joins LCM

Teresita joins LCM’s FHA consulting group as an Accessibility Reviewer with a multi-faceted building  perspective.   With a degree in architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology, she launched her career with a residential development, design, and construction firm. While she was involved in all aspects of a project, she developed a particular interest in the application …

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Michael Pitluck Joins LCM

LCM welcomes Michael Pitluck as an Accessibility Reviewer with strong observational and analytic skills to our FHA consulting group.   A registered architect, Pitluck has experience addressing accessibility requirements and architectural detailing in interior, residential, and commercial projects. His curiosity has fed his creative inclinations throughout his career. During his ten years of professional work …

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FHA Client Spotlight: Focus

Scope of Services Accessibility Plan Reviews Trainings Select Projects Include: Courthouse Square Wheaton Focus Spectre 831 Emerson 1717 Ridge Reserve at Glenview Focus is a premier residential developer and general contractor based in Chicago. The company has built a significant portfolio of multifamily housing projects in the city and suburbs since it’s founding in 1993. …

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Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST

Nearly 40,000,000 multifamily buildings are subject to the design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act. Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to promote compliance. LCM is the Program Manager of  this nationwide program, which provides technical guidance to the public through a …

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FHA Client Spotlight: LMC

Select Projects Onyx Edina, Edina, MN NordHaus, Minneapolis, MN The Emerson, Oak Park, IL Marisol, Carlsbad, CA Quarry Creek, CA Marlowe River North, Chicago, IL Indigo BCS, Bloomington, MN The Brook On Janes, Bolingbrook, IL One of America’s leading homebuilders with multifamily developments throughout the country, LMC has relied on LCM Architects’ Fair Housing Act …

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FHA Client Spotlight: AG Spanos

Select Projects The Everlee- Tomball TX Rancho Cordova- Cordova, CA The Altitude 970- Kanas City MO Anson on Palmer-Sarasota, FL Baseline 158- Beaverton, OR Johnston Park II- Johnstown, CO The Eldorado at Interlocken, Broomfield, CO Renaissance Apartments- Overland Park, KS 45th and Tower Apartments Denver, CO In ongoing efforts, AG Spanos engages LCM to assist …

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Chicago Housing Authority

The Chicago Housing Authority and its project partners consistently rely on LCM to ensure compliance with UFAS, FHA, ADA, ADAAG, and the Chicago Building Code for multifamily properties. As part of a Voluntary Compliance Agreement with HUD, CHA retained LCM as a third party certifier to verify compliance with applicable accessibility regulations and code requirements …

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