TBI-Housing Resource Links

The National Council of State Housing Agencies
This website provides information and access to each statesí housing agency.

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
The HUD web page provides the most current information about its funding priorities and initiatives. Also has pages which provide information specific to each state.

The Report on Housing: Crisis and Opportunity
A TBI and Disability Perspective
Ohio Legal Rights Service
800-858-3542 (TDD/TTY)

This report reviews the reasons behind Americaís affordable housing crisis with particular reference to the needs of people with disability. Some information is specific to Ohio, but a very useful document.

The Traumatic Brain Injury Technical Assistance Center
Resources and links to resources specific to individuals with TBI. Also has a search engine for finding information on various TBI topics.

Section 8 Made Simple
Available from: The Technical Assistance Collaborative
Boston, MA

An excellent summary of how to access rental housing subsidies and the various subsidies available.

Moving On: A personal futures planning workbook for individuals with TBI. Dr. Beth Mount
Available from The Research and Training Center on Community Integration of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury

This planning guide and accompanying facilitator guide are designed to assist a person to gather together a group of allies and assist him or her as they plan for and implement a future that makes sense for them. The guide has adapted personal futures planning process in a way that incorporates issues of individuals with TBI.

Piecing it all together in your community: Playing the Housing Game
The Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc.
Boston, MA

Summarizes how the consolidated planning process works and provides guidance and suggestions for participating in the process.


Going It Alone: The Struggle to Expand Housing Opportunities for People with Disabilities
A publication of the Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc &The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force
A comprehensive summary on the current state of housing for people with disabilities. Identifies barriers and potential solutions derived from a national survey on the housing needs of people with disability.

The National Home of Your Own Alliance
Provides information, publications and links to further information regarding financing, legal issues, planning strategies, accessibility, and so forth. Also has contact information for state housing teams, which have worked on homeownership in their states.

Fannie Mae
www.fanniemae.com  or www.homepath.com 
Has much valuable information and publications available to research and learn about homeownership. Has current information about the Homechoice loan, which was designed to accommodate some of the requirements, which people with disability may have in pursuing a home of their own.

For questions about the above sources or for further information, you may contact Michael McCarthy at mccarthym@umkc.edu 



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