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Housing

Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing

Without affordable, accessible, integrated housing, people with disabilities can not live independently.

Access Living coordinates several programs designed to connect people with housing.

Housing Search:
Access Living is not a residential center, and we do not maintain our own stock of housing. Access Living does offer resources that may be helpful in your search for accessible and affordable housing. If you are in search of accessible, affordable and integrated housing, check out our View Housing Listings Page.

Also, Access Living administers a Housing Counseling Program. The housing counselor will provide group and one-on-one counseling to disabled individuals and families who are seeking information on Fair Housing, Financial Management and Landlord Tenant Rights in reference to rental housing. In addition, the one-on-one and group education will provide education on housing stability and life skills. After you submit a housing form, an Access Living staff person will contact you with information about what steps should be taken next in your search for housing. The Access Living Housing Counseling Program thanks you for your interest.

Community Reintegration: Access Living works to end the unnecessary institutionalization of people with disabilities, and improve and expand services and programs that allow people with disabilities to live independently. The Deinstitutionalization Program enables people with disabilities in nursing homes to transition into the community. The program helps people with disabilities find accessible, affordable housing in integrated communities and provides for basic needs to set up a household, including personal assistant services.

Resources: Access Living is a bridge that connects low income housing developers to people with disabilities in search of housing in Chicago. We work to utilize available housing stocks, ensuring that providers fulfill housing commitments to people with disabilities through tax credit applications and other programmatic requirements.



Contact:
Housing Intake Line
Title:
Initiate a housing search inquiry
Direct:
312-640-2121
TTY:
312-640-2102
Contact:
Title:
Housing Inspector
Contact:
Title:
Housing Placement Coordinator
Contact:
Wanda Lopez
Title:
Housing Counselor
Voicemail:
312-640-2153
Email:
wlopez@accessliving.org
Contact:
Ira Gates
Title:
Housing Placement Coordinator
Voicemail:
312-640-2143
Email:
igates@accessliving.org

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View Housing Listings

Access Living tries very hard to keep this list updated, revising it monthly.Learn More

Housing Form

Access Living’s Housing Counseling Program Form

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Housing Resources

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