Our housing-related services
Access Living’s housing services support people with disabilities who want to find housing where they can live independently, integrated in their communities. We do not operate assisted-living facilities.
Stable housing can be the key to someone with a disability getting a good education, finding and keeping a job, and living the life he or she wants to live.
To that end, Access Living:
- Transitions disabled people out of nursing homes into their own homes
- Offers housing counseling, housing search assistance, and other services to eligible people with disabilities
- Offers legal services for disability-related housing discrimination
- Operates a Fair Housing Testing Program to determine if discrimination in obtaining rental housing took place — This can sometimes lead to legal action. If you would like to join the program as a housing tester, send a resume and one-page writing sample to HousingTesting@accessliving.org
- Connects disabled people to home and community-based services and other means of support that allow them to remain in their homes — These include our registry of personal assistants (PAs), and homemaker services offered by the Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities