Why isn there one uniform accessibility standard for compliance with the Fair Housing Acts design and construction requirements?

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Why isn there one uniform accessibility standard for compliance with the Fair Housing Acts design and construction requirements?

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Congress did not provide statutory authority for one national uniform set of accessibility standards. Although one uniform accessibility standard is desirable, there are many ways for buildings to be built to be accessible. HUD has noted that the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standard was the design basis for the Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines, and that it is also the underlying standard for the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) and many state and local codes. HUD recognizes seven safe harbors for compliance with the design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act. They are: • HUD Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines published on March 6, 1991 and the Supplemental Notice to Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines Questions and Answers about the Guidelines, published on June 28, 1994. • HUD Fair Housing Act Design Manual • ANSI A117.1 (1986), used with the Fair Housing Act, HUD’s regulations, and the Guidelines. • CABO/ANSI A117.1 (1992), u

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