Tips for Accessible Housing Resources
Many people with disabilities face problems when trying to find housing resources that are accessible. Learn more about fair housing laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disabilities.
Through technology and advances in design, we now know how to design and build housing that can accommodate residents and visitors with disabilities. Architectural and related guidelines dealing with ramps, doorways, bathrooms, cabinetry and other features allow people with mobility impairments and other physical disabilities to have full access to and to function independently within modern housing. Lifts and other devices enable people to move about their homes. Computerized environmental control units allow for the operation of devices and appliances ranging from doors to kitchen stoves. Coordinated use of assistive technology and personal assistants result in levels of personal autonomy and independence undreamed of only a few years ago.
The links within this section will point you toward a wealth and variety of information and otherhousing resources to assist with finding a place to live.