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Expanding and Preserving Affordable Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

By Susan Ann Silverstein

The Fair Housing Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations and guidance are among the advocacy tools for ensuring that local agencies and federally subsidized landlords are held accountable for meeting the housing needs of persons with disabilities. Advocates should be prepared to seek accessible design and construction, physical modifications in the already built environment, and reasonable accommodations in rules, practices, and procedures.

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