On January 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson congratulated the National Association for Home Builders (NAHB) at the International Builders’ Show on the launch of its newest mobile app designed and developed by Beyond Definition, the Pocket Guide to Fair Housing Act Accessibility.
This Pocket Guide to the Fair Housing Act (FHA) is a free app to help homebuilders, contractors, and designers evaluate their housing projects in-line with FHA’s accessibility requirements. NAHB received a partial grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Equal Housing Opportunity for the development app.
The app features a decision-tree starting with the question, “Does the fair housing act apply?” that guides users through questions to evaluate if their building meets the seven basic accessibility requirements to be compliant with the law.
Prior to the app’s creation, builders, designers, and contractors relied on a 300-page document written in the 1990s, which didn’t make FHA compliance guidelines easily accessible. Beyond Definition worked with NAHB to extract the necessary content and create a quick reference guide that could be compacted into an app for convenient, easy references.
Beyond Definition’s team built the app to make content easily accessible and helpful for the user experience to help give home builders, contractors, and designers the resources they need – anywhere, anytime.
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