|Re: How do I get a copy of ADA regulations for residences?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jack Wilbern (butzwilberols.com)|
|Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 14:24:56 -0700 (MST)|
Dear Bob, Residences are not subject to the ADA which only covers 'public accommodations'. Housing with more than four units attached is subject to the Fair Housing Act. Both of these are civil rights style, Department of Justice (Janet Reno ya know) regulations NOT a set of building codes. They do reference various codes as models or guidelines to measure whether a facility has meet the intent of reasonable accommodations. BUT. . . No strict adherence to any standard will insure compliance - anyone inclined to take someone to court can. That being said, I would direct you to the following website for information on the ADA http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm. They can answer some questions as to whether or not a clubhouse for a small community falls into the idea of 'public accommodation'. Don't think you can use the dictionary definition or even logic to do so. Also keep in mind that the Building Code for your area may have supplemental requirements, or interpretations. Particularly California, New Jersey and Virginia. I don't know about New Hampshire but you can probably call the local building department. Jack Wilbern, RA B U T Z ? W I L B E R N McLean, Virginia Architecture Planning Interiors Property Visioning
How do I get a copy of ADA regulations for residences? Morrison, Robert, January 18 2000
- Re: How do I get a copy of ADA regulations for residences? Jack Wilbern, January 18 2000
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