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Community and Internet Resources


Housing: Housing Counseling and Coordination



Visit your local (CIL) Center for Independent Living for housing counseling and independent living skills training. See our page at Center for Independent Living
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International

Home Sight offers links to many helpful housing-related resources within the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Such resource links include, non-profit organizations, housing agencies, projects, policies, designs, and publications. Many resources offering information on disability issues and assisted living are also featured.


National

Homefair.com offers a large amount of information on home buying, real estate, mortgage loans, van lines, apartments and more. Also, they have tools and calculators to help you figure the cost and expense of moving, relocating, buying and more. They offer consumer guides and information on special offers and discounts.

National Alliance to End Homelessness is non-profit organization offering several programs aimed at preventing homelessness. The first program is the Intervention Program, designed to assist people who are in danger of becoming homeless, due to eviction or foreclosure, with emergency rent and utility assistance, landlord-tenant mediation, legal aid to prevent eviction and family counseling. The second program is the Stabilization Program, designed to assist families who, due to such issues as unemployment, alcohol or substance abuse or domestic volatility, are in danger of becoming homeless. This program provides case management, budgeting assistance, and treatment for illness and family counseling. The final program is the Infrastructure Program, a community-based program designed to strengthen communities and reduce the threat of homelessness. For more information, call (202) 638-1526, e-mail naeh@naeh.org, or write to 1518 K Street NW, Suite 206, Washington, DC 20005.

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State Listings


Georgia

NEw Sign United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta has developed the Housing Directory: A Guide to Low Cost Housing Resources in Metropolitan Atlanta. This directory features a range of information on housing for low income individuals as well as a tip sheet for individuals with physical disabilities.


Massachusetts

Center for Living and Working, Inc. has the data base for "Mass Access," a statewide information pool on the availability and features of accessible housing including subsidized and market rate units. This "Housing Registry" can identify vacancies as well as units that are equipped with roll-in showers. CLW can also assist individuals with disabilities in areas of civil rights including reasonable accommodation. They have limited funds available for home modifications and can also refer individuals to other home modification resources. For more information, call (508) 363-1226 (Voice/TTY).


Wisconsin

Independence First provides housing-specific information and referral to residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties, including lists of accessible housing, affordable housing, and information on subsidized housing. In addition, persons with disabilities can obtain referral information for tenant/landlord or discrimination issues and home modification needs. To contact a housing specialist, call (414) 291-7520.

Family Caregiver Support Network Living Options in Southeastern Wisconsin is designed to assist people, caregivers and professionals who are seeking appropriate living situations. Information is offered on skilled nursing care, assisted living, independent and semi-independent apartment communities, and at home services. You may requests printed lists by calling (414) 220-8600.

Options in Community Living, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization serving Dane County, Wisconsin. They provide residential support services to individuals with developmental disabilities that are 18 years of age or older. Services are tailored to each individuals needs and are designed to assist individuals live as independently as possible within their community. They offer assistance in locating housing, roommates or a home aid and also assist individuals obtain access to community resources. For more information about these and many other services, visit their website.

Tenant Resource Center, a non-profit organization located in Madison, Wisconsin, offers free counseling to tenants and landlords interested in learning more about their rental rights and responsibilities and local rental laws. They will further refer consumers to agencies for individualized assistance with such issues as housing discrimination and other housing disputes. They also offer a Housing Help Desk, which offers in-depth housing counseling relating to searching for housing, subsidized housing, as well as rental rights and responsibilities.

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