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 (DOL) agencies and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), under the guidance and support of the White House's Interagency Council on Homelessness (HSICH), in a joint approach to provide employment and housing services to people who are chronically homeless. ODEP is also expanding policy efforts related to general housing issues of importance to Americans with disabilities seeking employment.
- Housing and Services Resource Center – The Center was launched on Dec 8, 2021, through a partnership between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and HUD to make community living a reality for all. It provides information on programs and resources for housing assistance, as well as services that help people with disabilities and older adults with everyday activities.
- HUD 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, builders and design professionals under federal law. The site has a section on reasonable accommodations, and specific information for people with disabilities, housing providers, builders and design professionals.
- HUD Offices in Your State — Find contact information for HUD offices near you.