Under the Lens
Not Just Ramps—Disability and Housing Justice
Disability and housing intersect in many ways. What comes to mind for most people is physical accessibility, but accessibility is not always a matter of physical spaces. A wide range of policies, rules, and procedures can also have accessibility implications, often unintended. Over the next several months in our new Under the Lens series, Not Just Ramps—Disability and Housing Justice, we’ll delve into some of the different laws that are supposed to require accessible spaces and reduce discrimination, as well as the tactics and resources housing developers can use to prioritize making disability-friendly housing. Don’t miss a story—sign up for our newsletter today.
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Activists have been fighting for decades to expand accessible housing for disabled residents. They’ve made progress, but say that current regulations and enforcement don’t go far enough.
Affordable housing projects should incorporate a range of accessibility features, going above and beyond code requirements.
The ways in which buildings are managed after they are built also affects how accessible and inclusive they are.
Home modifications vary greatly in form and cost, a challenge for disabled residents whose homes aren’t accessible to them.
Accessibility for this challenging disability can look different from other measures—but addressing it could help improve everyone’s health.
People with disabilities have the constitutional right to choose community-based care rather than institutionalization, but without enough accessible, affordable units, some are still being forced to live in nursing homes.
Laying the groundwork for transportation equity can start with listening to disabled people’s experiences of infrastructure for non-drivers.
With homelessness on the rise, the U.S. shelter system is ill-equipped to accommodate disabled occupants.
Not everyone with intellectual and developmental disabilities needs to live in a highly structured group home. There are ways to make integrated, independent living work.
Asset caps on SSI and other benefits keep people with disabilities from building up emergency savings and financial security—or buying a home.
Four disability activists tell us what they needed to make their homes accessible, and how difficult it can be to find accessible housing.
Because so many old buildings are hard to fully retrofit, new homes need to fill in the gap.
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