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Affordable and Accessible Housing Needs and Barriers

The Independence Center (The IC) empowers people who are living with disabilities to achieve independence. Disabilities impact about 1 in 5 Americans; they present themselves in every community circle. There is a spectrum of disabilities and a wide diversity among them. Some may be easily noticeable; others are invisible.

Safe and stable housing is a baseline for all well-being. But for many, obtaining affordable and accessible housing is a struggle. These are people who work intensely to overcome cycles of poverty or dependence on others, and their efforts often run into road blocks. This report tells the stories of people who are experiencing barriers to obtain and sustain housing.