THE PROBLEM

A Housing Shortage in California 

While the affordable housing crisis is well understood in our region, the over 5.3 million Americans (110 thousand Bay Area residents) with developmental and other disabilities are continually overlooked. These individuals worry daily about their housing future. ​

FAST FACTS

Less than 12% of people with disabilities with service needs rent or own their own home

55% of housing discrimination is disability related, more than any other population

40% of unhoused individuals have a disability

There is not a single US city where a person relying on SSI can afford housing

What's driving this challenge? 

AFFORDABILITY

People with disabilities, especially those who rely on fixed income like SSI or are unable to work full time, cannot afford housing; even middle income individuals are priced out

ACCESSIBILITY

 

Buildings aren’t accessible to people with physical, sensory, or support needs; locations often isolate people from jobs, community, and services

INCLUSIVITY

 

Communities segregate people based on ability, income, or background or aren’t operated to facilitate connection and support ​

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