Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing

 

Housing is a human right

Cathleen O’Brien

Community Development Organizer – Housing

cobrien@accessliving.org

(312) 640-2160

People with disabilities have the right to safe, healthy, accessible, and affordable housing

Access Living’s Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing (DRACH) fights for equitable, sustainable housing developments that meet the needs of low-income households, people with disabilities, and other historically marginalized groups. 

In addition to grassroots advocacy, DRACH members teach organizations and the broader community about the need for housing accessibility.

DRACH works with coalitions throughout Chicago, including the Chicago Housing Initiative and Lift the Ban, which seek to expand and protect subsidized or affordable rental housing. Currently, DRACH is campaigning for accessibility in Chicago homeless shelters.

Get Involved with DRACH

  • Join DRACH in protesting, advocating, and speaking to legislators
  • DRACH meets from 1 to 3 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month.  
  • DRACH is open to all; members are people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, and community allies.

For more information about DRACH, contact Access Living’s Housing Community Organizer.

Three people in wheelchairs and one woman who is standing block the street.
DRACH members block the street in downtown Chicago to bring attention to the need for rent control.