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Sally Lindsay, Kristina Fuentes, Sharmigaa Ragunathan, Yiyan Li, Timothy Ross
Despite the increased demand for accessible and affordable housing, people with disabilities, who are considered one of the world’s largest marginalized groups, often struggle to find housing that meets their needs. Accessible housing is imperative to enabling independent living for many people with disabilities; yet, research consistently shows how people with disabilities often lack appropriate accessible housing and are more likely to experience unaffordable, insecure, and/or poor quality housing. Widespread shortages of accessible housing are concerning because the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities states that access to adequate, safe, secure, accessible and affordable housing is a fundamental human right.
The aim of this study was to understand promising practices, policies and interventions regarding accessible independent housing for people with disabilities.