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Disability Housing: Purchase Rental and Discrimination Information Document List


This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Housing and Homes category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Publication List

2018-01-19 : The Enormous Impact of Home Evictions on Mental Health : Research demonstrates people evicted from their homes suffer very high levels of anxiety, PTSD, and depression.
2017-12-30 : Innovative Affordable Housing Ideas Highlighted at GHF UN Convocation : Global Housing Foundation United Nations Convocation program focused on development of housing for the working poor.
2017-08-01 : DOJ Files Complaint Against City of LA and CRA/LA Alleging They Fraudulently Obtained Millions in Housing Grants for Disabled : U.S. Files new complaint against city of LA and a former redevelopment agency to recover millions of federal grant dollars allegedly obtained by making false promises to provide housing to persons with disabilities.
2017-05-01 : Is Buying a House Cheaper Than Renting a Home : Information including facts and figures on purchasing a house versus renting a property with example statistics in various U.S. cities.
2017-04-12 : Down Payment Main Obstacle for Renters Buying a House : Almost 70 percent of renters in 20 U.S. metros say coming up with the down payment is holding them back from homeownership.
2017-03-17 : Trump Budget Proposes $6B Cut to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) : 2018 budget proposes sharp increases to defense spending along with corresponding cuts to scores of non-defense discretionary programs.
2017-03-02 : Housing Hardship Assistance and Property Tax Foreclosures : Foundation helps preserve homeownership for elderly, disabled or military veteran homeowners who qualify for hardship assistance to avoid property tax foreclosure.
2017-01-05 : Equity Residential and Equal Rights Center Agreement on Accessible Housing for People with Disabilities : Equity Residential agreement with the Equal Rights Center with respect to accessible housing for people with disabilities in Equity Residential communities.
2016-10-17 : Student Loans and High Rent Prices Weigh on Homeownership : New survey from NeighborWorks America shows how student loans and high rent prices weigh on homeownership.
2016-10-06 : Study of Tiny House Villages - Benefits and Challenges : The goal is to reduce the housing cost burden on residents while still providing a benefit to the community.
2016-04-06 : Federal Court Rules Properties Must Be Accessible to People with Disabilities Before Occupancy : Ruling ensures persons with disability have access to same level of housing as people without disabilities.
2016-03-29 : Is HUD Housing Affordable : Study evaluates affordability of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 Multifamily recipients.
2016-02-05 : Helping Seniors and Those with Disabilities Live Where They Choose : Wolf administration to provide loans to help seniors and those with disabilities in Pennsylvania to live where they choose.
2015-12-28 : New HUD Policy & Guidelines Regarding Criminal History Discrimination : Policy and guidance regarding criminal history information as part of tenants in public housing facilities vetting process.
2015-11-10 : #DayForTheBrave: Housing Essentials for Homeless Veterans Crowd-funding Initiative : Supporting veterans experiencing homelessness in America as part of the #DayForTheBrave campaign.
2015-09-02 : Cottage Home Communities for Disabled Adults : ECC Management plans to build more cottage homes with the goal of providing a new housing option for adults with disabilities.
2015-06-23 : Disparate Impact Amendment May Affect Landlords & Rentals : Recent action by congress limiting use of disparate impact may affect landlords and rentals.
2015-06-02 : Searching for a Needle in Loch Ness : Looking for a house with wheelchair access is very much like looking for a needle in Loch Ness.
2015-04-14 : NY Direct Access & Housing Employment Application for People with Disabilities : Housing and employment database to identify housing and employment vacancies directly to the recipient of services.
2015-03-22 : $8.5M to Pennsylvania for Homes & Services to Low-Income with Disability : Pennsylvania receives $8.5 million HUD award to provide permanent homes and services to low-income individuals with disabilities.
2015-01-19 : Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. : Statement from the Texas Apartment Association Regarding Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc..
2014-11-22 : Injured U.S. Veteran Receives Keys to New Home in Mesa, Arizona : Taylor Morrison, builder and developer in North America, has handed over keys to newly built Home for Our Troops house.
2014-11-15 : Disability Housing Nonprofit Awarded $10K Grant : Accessible Housing Austin assists people with disabilities including adults and children with mobility, visual, and other physical and emotional disability.
2014-11-14 : Injured Service Member to Receive Keys to Mortgage Free Home in Colorado Springs : House was donated through a partnership with Freedom Alliance and its Heroes to Homeowners program.
2014-11-14 : Gift Of Homeownership to 20 Veterans and Their Families : Built to Honor program announces it has reached its goal of building a new home for 20 veterans and their families.
2014-11-14 : Affordable Housing Program Grant Helps Low-Income Borrowers with Disabilities : The HOYO program has received numerous accolades for its success in working with the special-needs population.
2014-11-11 : What Do Disabled Veterans Come Home To : Vietnam Veterans, unlike returning Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans, were never welcomed home by their community often leaving suppressed invisible scars.
2014-11-10 : Department of Veterans Affairs Guarantees its 21 Millionth Home Loan : VA has guaranteed 21 million home loans since the Home Loan Guaranty program was established as part of the Service-mens Readjustment Act of 1944.
2014-10-09 : $40 Million in Supportive Housing Awards for NY : Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $40 million in funding for supportive housing projects to help homeless and low-income New Yorkers.
2014-09-24 : The Cost of Downsizing to a Smaller House : Article looks at the hidden financial costs of downsizing to a smaller home or condo for senior retirement.
2013-05-31 : Moving from an Apartment to Owning a Home - A Disability Perspective : Real life experience of home purchase and moving from an apartment encountered by a person with disability.
2013-05-01 : VA Home Loan Versus CFHA Loans : A personal experience and comparison between a CFHA home loan and Veteran Affairs housing loans.
2013-03-26 : Sequestration Impact Slams Housing Authorities Nationwide : HACSC confirms negative impact on agency programs serving low-income veterans, seniors, the disabled, families with children and formerly homeless in Santa Clara County.
2013-03-09 : Reverse Mortgages for Seniors: HECM Saver vs. HECM Standard : A reverse mortgage is like a regular mortgage in terms of it is a loan secured by real estate as collateral.
2013-02-21 : Hud and HHS to Provide Housing and Services to Low-income with Disabilities : To prevent people with disabilities from experiencing homelessness or institutionalization HUD and HHS announce funding for state housing agencies for rental assistance to extremely low-income persons with disabilities.
2013-02-11 : NeighborWorks of Pueblo - Revitalizing Neighborhoods and Assisting Families : NeighborWorks of Pueblo is a private nonprofit organization with the goal of assisting families with homeownership.
2013-01-27 : An Experience with the VA Home Buying Process : Information for veterans and people with disabilities regarding the experience of purchasing a home in America.
2013-01-26 : Zombie Homeowner Titles: When Banks Never Complete Foreclosure Leaving You Liable : Homeowners are discovering the bank never completed foreclosure and they still own the homes and accompanying tax and other problems.
2013-01-23 : Senior Homeowners - Use Your Home to Stay at Home : Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) reverse mortgages allow homeowners aged 62+ to convert a portion of their home equity into cash.
2013-01-22 : HERO Alliance - Home-ownership Resources, Education, and Assistance in Colorado : The HERO Alliance is a nonprofit organization providing people with disabilities seeking home-ownership in Colorado with resources education and assistance.
2013-01-12 : Home Purchase or Rent: Pros & Cons Comparison : Article looks at pros and cons of home ownership including mortgage payments and affordability compared to renting.
2013-01-11 : Apartments - Right to Peaceful Accessible Living : Rights of people with disabilities seniors and tenants when living with a noisy neighbors from hell situation.
2012-11-12 : Rebuilding Together - Safe and Healthy Homes : Provides critical repairs energy efficient upgrades and accessibility modifications to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to those receiving the services.
2012-09-05 : Senior Housing Guide: Range of Senior Living Options and Information : Comprehensive senior housing guide provides information you need to make an educated decision on the right senior living option for your loved one.
2012-08-21 : Housing Bills Support People with Disabilities and Protect from Mortgage Fraud - Governor Quinn : Governor Pat Quinn signs housing laws to provide people with disabilities more access to affordable rental housing and to protect homeowners from mortgage fraud.
2012-08-15 : Guide to Home Buying for People with Disabilities : Information on buying a house for people with disabilities including qualifying for home loans and applying for a mortgage with a disability.
2012-06-01 : Avoiding Mortage Foreclosure - Proposed New Rules : Proposed rules to help homeowners get better information from mortgage services and possibly avoid foreclosure.
2011-12-13 : Housing and Care Options for Seniors, People with Disabilities and Others : Understanding of some of the options available to look for ways to ensure seniors can remain living in their own homes as independently as possible.
2011-10-01 : Senior Americans Are Finding Housing Un-affordable : New report from AARP provides a nationwide snapshot of the changing U.S. housing sector for boomers and elders.
2011-09-29 : U.K. Housing Shortage for Adults with Learning Disabilities : UK local councils are struggling to meet growing demand for housing services designed to help those with learning disabilities.
2011-09-15 : UK Social Sector Tenants Will Be Responsible for Paying Landlords Direct : Demonstration Projects are being set up to trial direct payments to UK Housing Benefit claimants living in social sector housing.
2011-08-30 : HUD Effort To End Housing Discrimination : HUD is resolving individual housing discrimination complaints faster and launching investigations on behalf of discrimination victims where no one has filed a complaint.
2011-08-11 : Boost for Innovative Projects to Support UK Housing Benefit Reforms : New Housing Benefit measures have been introduced to bring fairness and reduce spiraling cost of Housing Benefit bill.
2011-08-05 : Wells Fargo and Fannie Mae Sued to Block Illegal Mortgage Foreclosures and Evictions : Class action lawsuit on behalf of reverse mortgage borrowers and their survivors designed to head off illegal foreclosures and evictions.
2011-06-28 : $235 Million in Property Tax and Rent Rebates to Seniors and Disabled : More than 498000 senior homeowners renters and people with disabilities will be issued rebates totaling $234.2 million starting July 1 through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.
2011-06-22 : Renters Rights - Apartment Association : Apartment Association has created a Renter's Bill of Rights in order to educate the public on renters rights and landlords responsibilities.
2011-06-14 : Future of the Disability Housing Market : People living with disabilities often face challenges trying to find affordable accessible housing.
2011-05-20 : CitiMortgage to Reduce Mortgage Payments for Veterans with Disability : Disabled Veterans Mortgage Relief Program will allow veterans wounded injured or otherwise disabled in the line of duty to make reduced monthly payments on CitiMortgage owned mortgages.
2011-05-10 : Increasing Rental Housing Options for Persons with Disabilities : Affordable Rental Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities initiative by the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation in partnership with the State of Maryland.
2011-05-02 : PHFA Housing Services Conference Supporting Healthy Housing and Communities : The PHFA Housing Services Conference is a three day event providing a focal point for training and networking activities for housing service coordinators and property managers.
2011-04-13 : $30M to Veterans Housing Issues - The Home Depot Foundation : The Home Depot Foundation announces a pledge of $30 million over three years to address veterans housing issues.
2011-04-11 : Safeway's Housing Support for People with Disabilities : Rebuilding Together has partnered with Safeway to make homes and community centers more accessible.
2011-04-11 : Hud Rescinds Reverse Mortgage Letter Heading Off Foreclosure : HUD announced Wednesday that it is rescinding the 2008 rule effective immediately.
2011-04-01 : New Rules for UK Housing Benefit System Restore Fairness : New Housing Benefit rules come into force today bringing fairness back to the Local Housing Allowance system.
2011-03-25 : Free Reverse Mortgage Counseling for Seniors Seeking to Use Home Equity : NCOA offers free counseling for seniors through its Reverse Mortgage Counseling Services RMCS Network.
2011-03-25 : Worst Case Housing Needs of People with Disabilities : Worst case housing needs among very low income renter households with disabilities.
2011-03-24 : Building Larger UK Homes to Tackle Overcrowding Problems : Building more family-sized social-rented homes and giving overcrowded households greater priority for rehousing would meet more Londoners housing needs.
2011-03-24 : Unhealthy Homes Pose Danger to Families : National Healthy Homes Conference to address serious health and safety concerns in housing.

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