CHOICE – Affirmative Action for Accessible Home Choice
Even if we build or renovate two homes in each neighborhood every year, it will take decades for the accessible housing inventory to meet demand. Many government programs exist to motivate communities to build affordable, accessible housing, but most of these programs do not provide for the right to choose where to build. In an effort to give voice to possible solutions, Accessible Dreams will advocate for the following:
- Affirmative Action designation for Accessible Housing
- The inclusion of accessibility needs in long range community planning endeavors.
- The adoption of affordable homebuyer assistance programs especially designed for persons with disabilities.
- The allocation of more funding for renovations of existing housing.
- The acceptance of universal design as a best home building practices for all new housing developments.
- The creation of services that support the disability community in their buy, sell and moving decisions.
The plan involves the cooperatoin of public, private and non-profit organizations focused on disability rights, inclusive cmmunity planning and economic redevelopment.
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