Housing Resources (Links)

Affiliated Project(s): 

Housing Discrimination (General Information)

  • Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines
    Guidelines adopted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide builders and developers with technical guidance on how to comply with the specific accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988
  • Fair Housing / Equal Opportunity
    The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) that administers and enforces federal laws and establishes policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice.
  • Fair Housing Booklet
    A booklet that includes information on the Fair Housing Act and housing rights of people with disabilities and others.

Arizona Resources for Housing Discrimination

Home Buying Information

  • Home Buying Kit
    Information on numerous issues of interest to home buyers including financing, inspections, appraisals and home owner's insurance.
  • FHA Homeownership Centers & the FHA Resource Center
    State by state listing of local HUD homeownership centers, which insure single family Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgages and oversee the selling of HUD homes.
  • Refinance & Mortgage Guide for People with Disabilities
    The seven chapter guide includes: an Historical Overview, the Pros & Cons, Getting Started, Types of Loans, Benefits of a Refinance, Useful Resources, and Final Tips & Advice.  Each chapter has an audio version available .

Rental Information – affordable housing, first time renters, etc

  • Find My Roommate
    An online matching service for people with disabilities who are looking for roommates with whom to share housing and companionship, and possibly paid services and natural supports. (Operates only in certain states, not in Arizona currently)
  • First time renter advice
    Helpful for any first time renter for information on finding, leasing and moving into a new apartment.
  • Low Rent Search
    Find subsidized apartments in your community as well as income limits in order to qualify.

Accessible Housing Information

  • Home Adaptability Checklist
    An adaptable house has certain structural features that make it possible to modify to accommodate people with a wide range of physical abilities this will help to make sure you have them all.
  • The Center for Universal Design
    National information, technical assistance, and research center that evaluates, develops and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, commercial and public facilities, outdoor environments, and products.
  • Smart Home
    A Smart Home is a home that incorporates cutting edge technologies to improve the quality and efficiency of service and supports for people with disabilities.
  • Housing Project
    The goal of PACER's Housing Project is to develop information and resources to help parents of children and young adults with disabilities understand their options for independent living and housing.
  • New Directions in Community Living 
    Analyzes factors that go into the living situation and what goes into community living and the choices individuals have when it comes to housing and what option works best.

Arizona Housing Accessibility Resources

  • Arizona Bridge to Independent Living
    ABIL increases home accessibility, independence, and safety for Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Mesa and Scottsdale residents living with disabilities. ABIL also provides services in Pinal and Gila Counties.
  • DIRECT Center for Independence
    It is the mission of DIRECT Center for Independence, Inc. (DIRECT) to enhance the options available to persons with significant disabilities so that they may choose, achieve, and maintain independent lifestyles. To this end, DIRECT offers independent living services which also include assistance with home modification, public education and awareness programs, and advocates for community change.
  • Department of Economic Security/Division of Developmental Disabilities
    The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) with the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) provides services and programs to eligible individuals with developmental disabilities. The Division believes individuals can best be served in integrated community settings. Thus, the majority of programs and services are tailored to meet individual needs at home and in community-based settings. Home Modification is one of the many services they offer.
  • Social Serve
    Develops and supports an affordable and accessible housing database listings in multiple states
  • Arizona Department of Housing
    Provides extensive Arizona housing and financing options and information.

Articles and other information on Housing and Disability

  • Priced Out
    A series of housing publications published  to bring attention to the housing affordability crisis people with disabilities face. Each edition of Priced Out helps measure the gap between HUD's Fair Market Rents and the incomes of individuals and families who rely on monthly SSI benefits.