The Fair Housing Act and Accessibility
Thursday, June 14, 2012
10:00 am-2:30 pm
The Brooker Building, Gaylord Rehabilitation Hospital
Gaylord Farm Road, Wallingford, CT
3.5 CES hours (HSW)
Sponsored by the AIA Connecticut BP&R Committee and Elevator Service Company
To this reprise of the popular AIA Connecticut program at Gaylord Hospital that allows designers to experience the challenges of disability first hand by assuming a temporary disability, we have added a segment on how the requirements of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 intersect with disabilities. Peter Stratton, whose recent programs on ADA Requirements have received rave reviews from members, will talk about the accessible design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988. Plan to spend a summer day at this lovely site in Wallingford!
The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, among other federal accessibility laws, requires that newly constructed multifamily residential buildings be designed and constructed to provide access to people with disabilities. A violation of these federal laws perpetuates discriminatory housing practices. This presentation will showcase lessons learned as a result of Peter Stratton’s experience as a fair housing expert.
[blockquote]Peter A. Stratton is a Senior Vice President and the Director of the Accessibility Compliance and Consulting at Steven Winter Associates, Inc., Norwalk, CT where he directs accessibility compliance consulting services for clients nationwide, including the owner of one of the largest privately owned real estate portfolios in New York City, one of the top-ten largest housing authorities in the US and the largest private multifamily residential rental real estate firm in the US. Services provided are designed to ensure compliance with the accessible design and construction requirements of federal, state and local laws and building codes, including plan reviews, field inspections, construction supervision due diligence inspections conducted for equity real estate investors and training. the author of A Basic Guide to Fair Housing Accessibility-Everything Architects and Builders Need to Know about the Fair Housing Act Accessibility Guidelines.[/blockquote]