Housing for People with Disabilities: The Crisis and the Opportunity

Posted by Pam Blanton on January 29, 2010

A fact sheet from The ARC. AAIDD. AUCD, UCP, NACDD, and SABE:

Being part of the community and living as independently as possible are among the most important values and goals shared by people with disabilities, their families, and advocates.

A home of one’s own – either rented or owned – is the cornerstone of independence for people with disabilities.  However, across the nation, people with developmental and related disabilities face a severe crisis in the availability of decent, safe, affordable, and accessible housing.  Today many still live in large congregate facilities or other inappropriate places like institutions.  Over 700,000 people with developmental disabilities live with aging parents (one of whom is over age 65).  Read Document

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