ODEP - Office of Disability Employment Policy
Disability Employment Policy Resources by Topic
Having a place to live is a key aspect of entering and remaining in the workforce. However, for many people with disabilities, finding affordable housing that is readily accessible can be difficult. Without housing near jobs or appropriate transportation, qualified individuals with disabilities cannot benefit from employment opportunities in their communities.
Reflecting this, ODEP is currently working closely with other DOL agencies and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), under the auspices of the White House's Interagency Council on the Homeless, in a joint approach to provide employment and housing services to people who are chronically homeless. It is also expanding policy efforts related to general housing issues of importance to Americans with disabilities seeking employment.
The following resources offer helpful information related to housing and disability employment:
- Disability.gov Housing Resources Information on housing laws as well as design and technical advice for people with disabilities, their family members, public housing organizations, and builders.
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Disability Rights and Resources Webpage Responses to commonly asked questions related to the housing rights of people with disabilities in addition to the responsibilities of housing providers and building and design professionals under federal law. The site has a section on "reasonable accommodation," and specific information for people with disabilities, housing providers, and building and design professionals.