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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION HOME BUILDERS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON HUD'S ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR NEW MULTIFAMILY HOUSING;

 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION HOME BUILDERS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE
 ON HUD'S ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR NEW MULTIFAMILY HOUSING;


Following Conference, Comments to be Made Regarding Disaster Relief
 Efforts in Florida, Louisiana
 WHAT: Press conference on HUD's accessibility guidelines
 for new multifamily housing.
 WHO: Kent Colton, executive vice president of the National
 Association of Home Builders (NAHB); and Kim Beasley,
 AIA, and Thomas Davies Jr., AIA, of the Paralyzed
 Veterans of America (PVA).
 WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 10 a.m.
 WHERE: National Housing Center (NAHB Headquarters)
 1201 15th St. N.W.
 Washington
 WHY: In response to several misleading press reports on the
 rulemaking process and the role of the Council on
 competitiveness, NAHB and PVA will set the record
 straight on the role played by the two organizations in
 the development of accessibility guidelines for
 multifamily housing issued earlier this year by HUD.
 In addition, NAHB, and PVA will discuss:
 -- The two-year effort of a broad-based coalition
 consisting of NAHB, PVA and the National Coordinating
 Council on Spinal Cord Injury, a coalition of 15
 organizations representing persons with disabilities,
 in seeking practical, cost-effective guidelines
 providing quality access.
 -- Specific changes in the design guidelines for
 bathrooms and the site impracticality test that make
 the final guidelines more practical and less
 ambiguous and provide better quality access than the
 original rules drafted by HUD.
 -- A newly published book designed to assist builders
 and architects in designing new multifamily housing
 to meet the new federal accessibility standards.
 NOTE: Comments on disaster relief efforts in Florida and Louisiana will also be made following the accessibility guidelines conference.
 CONTACT: Rhonda Robinett of the National Association of Home Builders, 202-822-0473.
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CO: National Association of Home Builders; Paralyzed Veterans of
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