The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) will host a virtual Hill briefing, “The ADA at 32: Achieving Accessible, Integrated, and Affordable Housing for People with Disabilities,” on July 26 at 2 pm ET. Attendees will learn about the “Americans with Disabilities Act” (ADA) and its impact on accessible, integrated, and affordable housing. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) are co-sponsoring the event.
Enacted in 1990, the ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities, including in housing, and guarantees the right to reasonable accommodations to ensure people with disabilities have equal access to public and private spaces. Despite this guarantee, and despite anti-discrimination protections codified in the “Fair Housing Act,” people with disabilities face high barriers to finding accessible, affordable housing. The briefing will explore the ways the ADA has impacted housing access for people with disabilities and the work that remains necessary to ensure everyone has a quality, affordable, accessible place to call home in a community of their choice.
Register for the briefing at: https://bit.ly/3Ojdnri