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 U.S. Department of Labor 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.
- 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.
- HUD Offices in Your State — Find contact information for U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) offices near you.
- Housing Opportunities for Persons Living with AIDS (HOPWA) — The HOPWA program is the only Federal program that addresses the housing needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Grantees partner with nonprofit organizations and housing agencies to provide housing and support to these beneficiaries.
- What Is Supportive Housing? — Supportive housing provides housing that includes support services. Tenants who live in supportive housing have affordable apartments and access to the help they need to stay housed and healthy.