According to the 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, given the economic factors which are many times associated with living with a disability, people with disabilities are at a higher risk for becoming homeless. A homeless adult is 2.5 times more likely to be a person living with a disability than someone without a disability. LVCIL is working hard to combat this and prevent homelessness from occurring among people with disabilities.
You will work one-on-one with a Community Support Coordinator to identify your housing situation, search for available housing, and develop a housing action plan. Additionally, we can provide additional services to ensure you remain safe and independent in your own home. These services include independent living skills education, peer support, information and referral, advocacy (including landlord-tenant mediation), education on tenant's rights and responsibilities and Fair Housing. Your coordinator can also work with you to establish supports in your community to help with your housing stability based upon individual needs.
In addition to these services, our staff members work to educate area landlords on the benefits of renting to persons with disabilities. Through educational workshops and seminars, landlords are provided with education on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Fair Housing, accessibility, special accommodations, etc.