Law and Policy In Action Community-Based Projects

Iowa City's B Street Home

  • Project Summary

    The project began when the City of Iowa City, the Legal Clinic and the Johnson County Coalition for Persons with Disabilities teamed up to design, evaluate and promote Iowa’s first universal design model home. The project team provided technical assistance, research and advice to the city, the builder, contractors, electricians on universal design guidelines, appliances and related matters. The home garnered several awards and nationwide publicity, which prompted officials to adopt the first universal design building code in Iowa.

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Clinic Releases Sustainability Checklists To Celebrate the ADA's 20th Anniversary

Universal Design & Green Home Survey Checklist: Design your
home to be both livable and
future-friendly

Contractor in hardhat reviewing blueprints.

Checklist in English (.pdf file)
Checklist in English (.doc file)
Checklist in Spanish (.pdf file)
Checklist in Spanish (.doc file)

Conduct Your Own Universal Design Survey: Plan for your current and future housing needs.

Exterior wood walls of house under construction.

Survey in English (.pdf file)
Survey in English (.doc file) Survey in Spanish (.pdf file)
Survey in Spanish (.doc file)