H.R.5781 - Inclusive Home Design Act of 2012

To require all newly constructed, federally assisted, single-family houses and town houses to meet minimum standards of visitability for persons with disabilities. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To require all newly constructed, federally assisted, single-family houses and town houses to meet minimum standards of visitability for persons with disabilities. as introduced.
  • Short: Inclusive Home Design Act of 2012 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Inclusive Home Design Act of 2012 - Requires, with exceptions, newly constructed, federally assisted single family houses and town houses to include at least one level that complies with the following accessibility features for persons with disabilities: (1) accessible entrance, (2) accessi

Official Summary

Inclusive Home Design Act of 2012 - Requires, with exceptions, newly constructed, federally assisted single family houses and town houses to include at least one level that complies with the following accessibility features for persons with disabilities:
(1) accessible entrance,
(2) accessible interior doors,
(3) accessible environmental controls, and
(4) accessible habitable space and an accessible bathroom. Requires:
(1) each applicant for federal financial assistance to submit compliance assurances to the relevant federal agency, and
(2) each person who arranges for design or construction of a covered dwelling to submit architectural and construction plans for state or local approval. Prohibits federal financial assistance to a state or local government unit unless the recipient is taking certain enforcement actions with regard to covered dwellings. Permits:
(1) private civil actions in a U.S. district court or state court for violations of this Act, and
(2) the Attorney General to commence civil actions or intervene in civil actions under this Act.

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