Under the federal Fair Housing Act, multifamily dwellings with four or more units — whether for rent or for sale — that were built for first occupancy after March 13, 1991, must meet certain design and construction requirements to make them accessible to people with disabilities. This includes all ground-floor units in buildings without elevators, all units in buildings with elevators, single-story townhouses and all indoor and outdoor common-use areas.
NAHB worked with HUD to secure the safe harbor endorsement for the 2000 edition of the IBC and is doing so again for the 2003 edition.
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