ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR FAIR HOUSINGWritten by Neda Dabestani-Ryba
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Solutions Urge HUD to maintain compliance education as a priority and to actively participate in building code amendment process to help ensure building code requirements are compliant with Fair Housing accessibility requirements. Further, urge HUD’s timely review of compliant building codes and approval of them as a safe harbor for compliance with Fair Housing accessibility requirements and to develop a more reasonable approach to addressing non-compliance. Continue to support and actively participate in ongoing education and training efforts to inform builders about accessibility requirements under Fair Housing Act. Maintain NAHB’s Fair Housing Accessibility Education Accord with HUD as a demonstration of NAHB’s commitment to improving compliance through education and continue participation in HUD funded compliance initiatives. Support nationwide adoption of model accessibility building codes endorsed by HUD as providing a safe harbor for complying with accessibility requirements of Fair Housing Act. Work with other interested groups, including building product manufacturers, disability advocates, real estate, and multifamily design and construction groups to promote education, outreach, and compliance with accessibility requirements of Fair Housing Act. Urge HUD to prohibit use of Fair Housing Initiatives Program funding for litigation. Work with Department of Justice to develop clear criteria for enforcing accessibility requirements of Fair Housing Act. Support legislative or regulatory changes that would limit liability for industry members who were involved in design and construction of non-compliant buildings due to a lack of clear guidance, and who made a good faith effort to meet requirements of law.
Neda Dabestani-Ryba is a licensed Realtor in Maryland. She is a member of the President's Circle of Top Real Estate Professionals. She can be reached at (800) 536-3806 or visit her website for more information: http://neda.dabestani.pcragent.com/ Prudential Carruthers REALTORS is an independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., a Prudential Financial company. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Anthony Castelli, Attorney at Law Announces Website UpdateWritten by Sara Goldstein
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Mr. Castelli, who has been an attorney for over twenty-two years, stated that he has “focused on protecting rights of injury and accident victims and disabled.” He believes that “the most important thing [he] can give [his] clients is knowledge that [he] cares about their needs and that [he] will zealously give [his] best efforts in any matter - big or small.” With his updated website, he will be able to reach out to a larger spectrum of injured people. The website also provides general legal resources for people just needing more information about different types of personal injury law.
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