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Housing Assistance for the Disabled

There is special housing assistance available for those of us in Houston that are disabled. However, housing paperwork can be hard to navigate. The following information may help you find your way.

There are many housing resources and types of assistance available to disabled people. We recommend visiting the following websites:

  • Disabilityinfo.gov - This website maintains information and links to various housing resources for the disabled.
  • Your local city or county government - They will be able to explain
    any housing assistance that is available to the disabled in your area. You may also wish to check your local phone directory for agencies in your area that may be able to help.
  • Your local Rural Development Office - This office, a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), provides housing assistance for those living in rural areas.

You may also wish to view information on housing assistance programs available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:

Check for assistance from non-governmental organizations, such as nonprofits and charities. Visit your local public library, talk to friends and family, or use the various Internet search engines.

You may also wish to view information on state rehabilitation services for the disabled. These offices may be able to assist with home modifications, such as adaptive or special household equipment. Many rehabilitation offices also provide assistance to individuals whose disabilities are so significant that they cannot work, but may benefit from services that will enable them to live and function independently. Independent living services may include housing, counseling and referral, independent living skills, and health maintenance programs.

Finally, if you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your rights have been violated due to a disability, you may wish to view information on housing discrimination.