Saturday, February 27, 2010

Housing for the Disabled



I've previously fowarded the National Council on Disability (NCD) recent
housing report. However, it was in PDF format.

I received this today and found the first link revealed a report with each
subsection available through weblinks, making reading relevant information
much easier.

And there is some discussion going on! The US Department of Housing is
listening.

Also of note are the links to two media reports.

--Liz Willow


From NCD: Housing Report

On February 23, NCD, along with the University of Illinois at Chicago and
Access Living, held an event highlighting the release of NCD's housing
report, The State of Housing in America in the 21st Century: A Disability
Perspective, in Chicago, IL. Chicago Public Radio highlighted the event that
morning http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=40211 and it
was covered by Medill Reports Chicago that evening.

The report offers a comprehensive overview of housing and answers important
questions about the current housing options for people with disabilities
living in the United States. The NCD report is one of the most comprehensive
national studies of housing for people with disabilities. NCD's Chairperson
and First Vice Chairperson, Linda Wetters and Pat Pound, met with
stakeholders the day before the event to discuss ways to use the report to
implement new strategies to open up housing opportunities for people with
disabilities. Lynne Grosso, Director of Enforcement, U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development, responded to NCD's recommendations at Tuesday's
events. The publication includes detailed reports in several areas of
affordable, accessible and integrated housing.

For more information about the housing report, please contact Joan Durocher
at jdurocher@ncd.gov .

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Two of the links to my previous post on NCD's Housing Report do not show up in that post.
Here they are:
The Merrill news story can be found at
--Liz Willow



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