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  • ADAPT

    Website: www.adapt.org
    Phone: 303-733-9324 (Denver) or 512-442-0252 (Texas)
    Email: [email protected]

    ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom. Included are user friendly fact sheets to understand current critical legislative issues nationally affecting housing and services.

  • Apartment List

    ApartmentList delivers a comprehensive set of apartment listings in one elegant interface. By consolidating millions of properties from hundreds of well-known listing services, it uniquely delivers a universe of available apartments in one site, saving renters time and money in their search.

  • Cohousing Association of the United States (Coho/US)

    Website: www.cohousing.org
    Phone: 812-618-2646

    The Cohousing Association of the United States (Coho/US) is an organization whose purpose is to promote and encourage the co-housing concept, support both individuals and groups in creating cohousing communities, provide assistance to completed groups for improving their systems for living together in community, and provide networking opportunities for those involved or interested in co-housing. They serve: seekers of co-housing communities, groups in the development stages, completed communities, co-housing professionals.

  • Corporation for Supportive Housing

    CSH helps communities create permanent housing with services to prevent and end homelessness.

  • National Alliance to End Homelessness

    The web site of the National Alliance to End Homelessness includes background, policy and practical information on ending homeless through the creation of permanent supportive housing and access to a range of interventions and support services.

  • National Council on Independent Living

    Website: www.ncil.org
    Phone: 202-207-0334
    Email: [email protected]

    National Centers for Independent Living (NCIL) is the oldest cross disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities. Founded in 1982, NCIL represents over 700 organizations and individuals including: Centers for Independent Living (CILs), Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs), individuals with disabilities, and other organizations that advocate for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities throughout the United States.

  • National Low Income Housing Coalition

    Website: www.nlihc.org

    The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) web site provides information on current housing policy issues for those with the most serious housing problems, the lowest income households.

  • National Shared Housing Resource Center

    Website: www.nationalsharedhousing.org
    Contact Person: Jackie Grossman
    Email: [email protected]

    For a growing number of persons faced with losing their independence and struggling to keep housing costs within their budget, shared housing is an affordable and viable alternative. A home sharer might be a senior citizen, a person with disabilities, a working professional, someone at-risk of homelessness, a single parent, an AIDS patient, or simply a person wishing to share his or her life and home with others. For these people, shared housing offers companionship, affordable housing, security, mutual support and much more.

  • Social Security Administration

    Website: www.socialsecurity.gov
    Phone: 1-800-772-1213

    The Social Security Administration's mission is to deliver Social Security services that meet the changing needs of the public. We run some of the nation's largest entitlement programs: the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Social Security is one of the pillars of America, providing $650 billion in Social Security benefits and SSI payments to approximately 60 million people each year. In addition, we assist people in applying Medicare, including subsidies for the Medicare Prescription Drug Program. For more information about Social Security programs visit our website at www.socialsecurity.gov on the Internet or call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213.

  • Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc.

    Website: www.tacinc.org
    Phone: 617-266-5657
    Email: [email protected]

    TAC is a national non-profit organization that advances proven solutions to the housing and community support needs of vulnerable low-income people with significant and long-term disabilities. Our goal is to achieve sustainable public sector systems change through evidenced-based and promising approaches in mental health, substance abuse, human services and affordable and permanent supportive housing. AC is a national non-profit organization that advances proven solutions to the housing and community support needs of vulnerable low-income people with significant and long-term disabilities. Our goal is to achieve sustainable public sector systems change through evidenced-based and promising approaches in mental health, substance abuse, human services and affordable and permanent supportive housing.

  • The HUDdle

    Website: blog.hud.gov/

    The HUDdle: US Department of Housing and Urban Development Official Blog contains “reader-friendly” articles and resources on Housing, Homelessness, Affordable Housing.

  • U.S. Department of Housing Development

    The U.S. Department of Housing Development (HUD)'s mission is to provide a decent, safe, and sanitary home and suitable living environment for every American. HUD's services: providing housing assistance for low-income persons; working to create, rehabilitate and maintain the nation's affordable housing; enforcing the nation's fair housing laws; helping the homeless; spurring economic growth in distressed neighborhoods and helping local communities meet their development needs. Specific information for people with disabilities is also available.