Building Accessible Housing
Below are links to different resources on accessible design and construction.
The Home Wheelchair Ramp Project
This site offers a comprehensive manual on designing and constructing modular ramps for your home.
Accessible Building Products
ToolBase Services keeps an updated list of accessible products for home construction including appliances, faucets, and stair lifts.
Resources for Building Housing that Meets Accessibility Requirements
Addressing Community Opposition to Affordable Housing Development: A Fair Housing Toolkit
This toolkit is a terrific resource for affordable housing developers. According to its website, "This toolkit is intended to give developers a working knowledge of fair housing in a form they can use. It gives common sense, hands-on tools to deal with public hearings, building community support, using the media, working with officials, and moving to legal action. It includes an extensive list of Web sites, articles, and books on issues relating to affordable housing development and fair housing, as well as legal resources."
Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST
FIRST stands for Fair Housing Instruction, Resources, Support, Technical Guidance which is exactly what this website offers on ADA and Fair Housing Act compliance. The organization also conducts site trainings on compliance with the Fair Housing Act and Disability Rights Laws.
HUDís Guide to Building under the Fair Housing Act
Eastlake, Derry & Associates, LLC This West Virginia company offers accessibility, Universal Design, and ADA consulting and training services.