March 2008 Coach's Quiz

We have given you seven rules on the FHA's design and construction standards. Now let's look at how the rules might apply in the real world. Take the COACH's Quiz to see what you have learned.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following questions has only one correct answer. On a separate piece of paper, write down the number of each question, followed by the answer you think is correct—for example, 1)b, 2)a, and so on.

COACH's TIP: The correct answers (with explanations) follow the quiz. Good luck!

We have given you seven rules on the FHA's design and construction standards. Now let's look at how the rules might apply in the real world. Take the COACH's Quiz to see what you have learned.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following questions has only one correct answer. On a separate piece of paper, write down the number of each question, followed by the answer you think is correct—for example, 1)b, 2)a, and so on.

COACH's TIP: The correct answers (with explanations) follow the quiz. Good luck!

QUESTION #1

Your community is being built on hilly terrain where it would be necessary to climb a long and steep stairway to enter the units. You do not have to provide an accessible route to those units. True or false?

  1. True.

  2. False.

QUESTION #2

Your community includes a newly constructed building without an elevator. The ground-floor units feature one bathroom with two bathroom doors, one leading to the hallway and the other leading to a bedroom. When a new resident in a wheelchair moves in, she notices that the door leading to the bedroom is too narrow to allow her to pass through. The tenant wants the door widened. What should you do?

  1. Ignore her request. She has access to the bathroom through one doorway, so there's no violation.

  2. Allow her to have the doorway widened at her own expense.

  3. Pay to widen the doorway in her unit.

  4. Pay to widen the doorways in all the ground-floor units.

QUESTION #3

Your community is covered under the FHA's design and construction standards. An elderly resident wants grab bars installed in the bathtub because she is worried about falling. What should you do?

  1. Install the grab bars at your expense.

  2. Ask her to submit a request under your policy governing reasonable accommodations.

  3. Deny her request.

QUESTION #4

Your community was open for first occupancy in 1988, and the outlets in many of the units are located 12 inches from the floor. To meet the FHA's design and construction requirements, you have to move all the outlets so they are at least 15 inches from the floor. True or false?

  1. True.

  2. False.