Disability Housing: Home Purchase, Rentals, Discrimination Information Document List

Summary: Our library below features 65 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Disability Housing category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.

Disability Housing Publications

FEMA Climate Change Home Buyout Program Not Sustainable
The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has bought over 43,000 homes since 1989, usually after a presidential disaster declaration, to reduce flood insurance liability and turn properties into green space.
Publish Date: 2022/11/15 - Updated: 2023/01/04

DOJ Settlement with Bank of America to Resolve Claims of Disability Discrimination and Compensate Victims
Complaint alleges that the Bank of America refused to issue mortgages to individuals who are under guardianships (Announcement / Notification).
Publish Date: 2020/07/31 - Updated: 2023/09/21

HALO Home Renovation Loans for Seniors and Disabled
New HALO loans will be available for home improvement from roof and A/C replacement to wheelchair ramps, walk-in showers, home automation, and assistive services.
Publish Date: 2019/01/09 - Updated: 2022/05/18

Luna Azul - First For-Sale U.S. Residential Community for Adults with Special Needs
The community is suitable for adults with disabilities, providing them and others convenient access to services, vocational opportunities and urban amenities.
Publish Date: 2018/07/27

Housing and Disabled People: Britains Hidden Crisis
Call for governments to take urgent action to make all new houses adaptable and accessible, as 365,000 disabled people say their home is not suitable for their needs.
Publish Date: 2018/05/13 - Updated: 2018/05/14

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 (Survey / Analysis).
Publish Date: 2018/01/19 - Updated: 2023/09/21

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.
Publish Date: 2017/12/30

DOJ Files Complaint Against City of LA and CRA/LA Alleging They Fraudulently Obtained Millions in Housing Grants for Disabled
Complaint against city of LA and former redevelopment agency to recover millions of federal grant dollars allegedly obtained by making false promises to provide housing to persons with disability.
Publish Date: 2017/08/01 - Updated: 2020/03/24

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.
Publish Date: 2017/05/01 - Updated: 2021/08/08

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.
Publish Date: 2017/04/12 - Updated: 2018/01/02

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.
Publish Date: 2017/03/17

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.
Publish Date: 2017/03/02

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.
Publish Date: 2017/01/05

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.
Publish Date: 2016/10/17

Tiny House Villages: Benefits and Challenges
A challenge with tiny houses is finding places to put them as zoning laws dictate where you can or cannot put a house, and how you define a tiny house dictates where you can put it.
Publish Date: 2016/10/06 - Updated: 2021/05/03

U.S. Federal Court Rules Properties Must Be Accessible to Disabled Before Occupancy
Ruling ensures persons with disability have access to same level of accessible housing as people without disabilities.
Publish Date: 2016/04/06 - Updated: 2021/06/05

Is HUD Housing Affordable
Study evaluates affordability of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 Multifamily recipients.
Publish Date: 2016/03/29 - Updated: 2017/03/02

Helping Seniors and Disabled Live Where They Choose
Wolf administration to provide loans to help seniors and those with disabilities in Pennsylvania to live where they choose.
Publish Date: 2016/02/05 - Updated: 2020/11/18

HUD Policy and Guidelines Regarding Criminal History Discrimination
Policy and guidance regarding criminal history information as part of tenants in public housing facilities vetting process.
Publish Date: 2015/12/28 - Updated: 2021/07/07

#DayForTheBrave: Housing Essentials for Homeless Veterans Crowd-funding Initiative
Supporting veterans experiencing homelessness in America as part of the #DayForTheBrave campaign.
Publish Date: 2015/11/10 - Updated: 2021/07/17

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.
Publish Date: 2015/09/02 - Updated: 2021/08/02

Landlords and Rentals Disparate Impact Amendment
Recent action by congress limiting use of disparate impact may affect landlords and rentals.
Publish Date: 2015/06/23 - Updated: 2021/08/13

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.
Publish Date: 2015/06/02 - Updated: 2020/09/20

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.
Publish Date: 2015/04/14

$8.5M to Pennsylvania for Homes and 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.
Publish Date: 2015/03/22 - Updated: 2021/08/24

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..
Publish Date: 2015/01/19

Veteran Receives 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.
Publish Date: 2014/11/22 - Updated: 2021/10/12

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.
Publish Date: 2014/11/15

Affordable Housing Grant Helps Low Income Borrowers with Disabilities
The HOYO program has received numerous accolades for its success in working with the special-needs population.
Publish Date: 2014/11/14 - Updated: 2020/11/25

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.
Publish Date: 2014/11/10

$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.
Publish Date: 2014/10/09 - Updated: 2017/12/24

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.
Publish Date: 2014/09/24 - Updated: 2015/11/14

Apartment to Home Ownership: A Disability Perspective
Real life experience of home purchase and moving from an apartment encountered by a person with disability.
Publish Date: 2013/05/31 - Updated: 2021/08/08

VA Home Loan vs. CFHA Loans
A personal experience and comparison between a CFHA home loan and Veteran Affairs housing loans.
Publish Date: 2013/05/01 - Updated: 2021/08/08

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.
Publish Date: 2013/03/26 - Updated: 2017/12/24

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.
Publish Date: 2013/03/09 - Updated: 2021/12/23

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.
Publish Date: 2013/02/21

NeighborWorks of Pueblo: Revitalizing Neighborhoods and Assisting Families
NeighborWorks of Pueblo is a private nonprofit organization with the goal of assisting families with home-ownership.
Publish Date: 2013/02/11 - Updated: 2021/05/27

An Experience with the VA Home Buying Process
Information for veterans and people with disabilities regarding the experience of purchasing a home in America.
Publish Date: 2013/01/27 - Updated: 2021/06/02

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.
Publish Date: 2013/01/26

Senior Homeowners: Using 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.
Publish Date: 2013/01/23 - Updated: 2021/08/08

HERO Alliance: Home-ownership Assistance in Colorado
The HERO Alliance is a nonprofit organization providing people with disabilities seeking home-ownership in Colorado with resources, education, and assistance.
Publish Date: 2013/01/22 - Updated: 2021/12/25

Home Purchase or Rent: Pros and Cons Comparison
Article looks at pros and cons of home ownership including mortgage payments and affordability compared to renting.
Publish Date: 2013/01/12 - Updated: 2021/08/08

Right to Peaceful Accessible Apartment Living
Rights of people with disabilities seniors and tenants when living with noisy neighbors from hell situation (Opinion Piece / Editorial).
Publish Date: 2013/01/11 - Updated: 2023/08/14

Rebuilding Together: Safe and Healthy Homes
Rebuilding Together provides critical repairs energy efficient upgrades and accessibility modifications to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to those receiving the services.
Publish Date: 2012/11/12 - Updated: 2021/07/01

Senior Housing Guide and Assisted Living Options
Comprehensive senior housing guide provides information you need to make an educated decision on the right senior living option for your loved one.
Publish Date: 2012/09/05 - Updated: 2021/07/28

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.
Publish Date: 2012/08/15 - Updated: 2021/08/08

Avoiding Mortage Foreclosure: New Rules
Proposed rules to help homeowners get better information from mortgage services and possibly avoid foreclosure.
Publish Date: 2012/06/01 - Updated: 2021/09/07

Housing and Care Options for Seniors and Disabled
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.
Publish Date: 2011/12/13 - Updated: 2021/11/12

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.
Publish Date: 2011/09/15

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.
Publish Date: 2011/08/30

$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.
Publish Date: 2011/06/28

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.
Publish Date: 2011/06/22 - Updated: 2022/02/28

Future of the Disability Housing Market
People living with disabilities often face challenges trying to find affordable accessible housing.
Publish Date: 2011/06/14 - Updated: 2022/03/07

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.
Publish Date: 2011/05/20

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.
Publish Date: 2011/05/10 - Updated: 2018/01/25

PHFA Supports 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.
Publish Date: 2011/05/02 - Updated: 2022/04/11

$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.
Publish Date: 2011/04/13

Safeway's Housing Support for People with Disabilities
Rebuilding Together has partnered with Safeway to make homes and community centers more accessible.
Publish Date: 2011/04/11 - Updated: 2013/06/15

Hud Rescinds Reverse Mortgage Letter Heading Off Foreclosure
HUD announced Wednesday that it is rescinding the 2008 rule effective immediately.
Publish Date: 2011/04/11

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.
Publish Date: 2011/04/01

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.
Publish Date: 2011/03/25 - Updated: 2014/11/24

Worst Case Housing Needs of People with Disabilities
Worst case housing needs among very low income renter households with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2011/03/25 - Updated: 2015/10/05

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.
Publish Date: 2011/03/24

Unhealthy Homes Pose Danger to Families
National Healthy Homes Conference to address serious health and safety concerns in housing.
Publish Date: 2011/03/24

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