The Virginia Housing Development Authority in collaboration with the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities have created Access Virginia, a comprehensive source of information to help people find accessible apartments, learn more about accessibility requirements and Universal Design.
People with disabilities need and deserve the opportunity for affordable housing and home ownership. The Center for Housing and New Community Economics (CHANCE) is a good place to begin your search for helpful resources. Home of The National Home of Your Own Alliance, this site contains lots of helpful housing links.
Housing and Mortgages Guide for People with Disabilities
This guide has been created to help individuals living with disabilities, and their family members, in the process of buying a home of their own. Here you can learn more about the five important steps in buying a home and about financial assistance programs that are available for you living with disabilities, who want to buy a home (Thanks to Paul Taylor for the recommendation).
National Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification
The Center promotes independent living with home modification and supportive housing. A great resource for ideas about home modifications. Check out their Resources Section for information that can be downloaded onto your computer.
Section 8 Made Simple: Using the Housing Choice Voucher Program To Assist People with Disabilities
The Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. (TAC) announces the
availability of Section 8 Made Simple: Using the Housing Choice Voucher Program To Assist People with Disabilities! This 98-page publication, funded generously through the Melville Charitable Trust, is available by mail or on the Internet.
TAC can provide one printed copy of the publication to each
individual/agency free of charge. To order yours, visit their fine web site: www.tacinc.org/About/email.htm
TAC is very pleased to provide this helpful tool for the disability
community. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to answer
questions or provide additional information on a case-by-case basis.
Additional information may be available from your local Public Housing Agency (PHA), HUD local field office, or HUD's website at www.hud.gov.
"Priced Out in 2002"
"For the first time ever, the national average rent for an efficiency or one-bedroom apartment is more than the entire Supplemental Security Income of a person with a disability, according to a study released today by the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force and the Technical Assistance Collaborative.
" `The study titled, "Priced Out in 2002," reveals that persons with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) needed to pay 105% of their monthly income to rent a modest one-bedroom unit at the published fair market rent. " You can obtain a copy of the study by clicking above or calling 617-266-5657.
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