Links to Useful Sites
Center for Universal Design
The Center for Universal Design is a national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in buildings and related products.
Website: http://www.design.ncsu.edu/cud/Easy Living Home Program
Program to encourage builders in Georgia to voluntarily implement EasyLiving features. Call or write for a builder’s packet featuring construction guidelines, and for information on Easy Living Certification of single-family detached homes.
Website: http://www.easylivinghome.org/Fair Housing Accessibility First
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. It includes training resources and a public toll-free information line
Website: http://www.fairhousingfirst.org/Housing and Mortgage for People with Disabilities
This is a comprehensive guide to housing and mortgages for individuals with disabilities. It covers terminology, the process of buying a house, financial assistance and more.
Website: http://www.mortgageloan.com/disabilities/National Accessible Apartment Clearinghouse
Database with more than 46,000 listings of specially designed apartments.
Website: http://www.accessibleapartments.orgNational Fair Housing Advocate Online
Information on Fair Housing, including news, recent settlements, law and regulations, and resources for assistance in each state.
Website: http://www.fairhousing.comParaquad Accessible Housing Clearing House
The Accessible Housing Clearinghouse has been created to extend more and better housing opportunities to persons with disabilities by providing clear and concise information regarding the existence of housing for persons with disabilities in St. Louis.
Website: http://www.paraquad.org/Programs/Housing/AccessibleHousing.htmlThe National Resource Center on Suportive Housing and Home Modification
The National Resource Center on Suportive Housing and Home Modification is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting aging in place through supportive housing and home modification.
Website: http://www.homemods.org/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD offers information regarding accessible housing, is in charge of enforcing housing discrimination laws, has a variety programs to help people buy homes, to create affordable rental housing, and to spur community and economic development.
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