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Accessible apartment-Courthouse Crossings!

April 7, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community News

 

Arlington County Government sent this bulletin at 04/07/2016 10:56

Courthouse Crossings Jr. 1-bedroom (efficiency) available soon!
Rent: $940.00
Min. Income: $29,298*
Utilities: Resident pays electricity and gas
Accessible features include direct entrance from street, no stairs required.

Contact the leasing office for information about this unit.

Jamie Burke, Leasing Consultant
SL Nusbaum1301
N. Queen Street
Arlington, VA 22209703-528-8151
*Income restrictions do not apply to persons receiving housing assistance.

Affordable Housing
Learn more about affordable housing in Arlington.

Rental Assistance
To apply for rental assistance, contact the Arlington Department of Human Services at 703-228-1350 or dhs@arlingtonva.us.

Arlington County Office of Human Rights, EEO and ADA
2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 318
Arlington, VA 22201
703-228-3929

HOUSING RESOURCE SEMINAR – March 3rd

February 23, 2016 in Community Events, NVRC Calendar

 

Date: March 3, 2016 Time: 10:00AM – 11:30AM
Location: ServiceSource Disability Resource Center, 3rd Floor
Address: 10467 White Granite Drive Oakton, VA 22124

(Parking lot entrance is across from Flagpole Ln)
Unable to join us in person, join us via webinar!

RSVPs appreciated if attending in person, but not required

*RSVP is required for webinar*

How to RSVP

  1. http://www.servicesource.org/fss-events

2. Phone: 703-461-1192
3. Email:  familysupportservices@servicesource.org

If you know of anyone who might benefit from this seminar, please invite them to attend.
Guests are always welcome!

DOWNLOAD March 2016 Housing Resource Seminar FLYER

DEAF AND THOSE WHO USE WHEELCHAIRS FACE ADDED DISCRIMINATION IN RENTAL HOUSING MARKET

July 2, 2015 in Advocacy & Access, Research

 

 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Julián Castro, Secretary
Office of Public Affairs, Washington, DC 20410
HUD No. 15-081                                                                                             FOR RELEASE
Elena Gaona                                                                                                   Thursday
202-708-0685                                                                                                  June 25, 2015
http://www.hud.gov/news/index.cfm


DEAF AND THOSE WHO USE WHEELCHAIRS
FACE ADDED DISCRIMINATION IN RENTAL HOUSING MARKET

National study finds deaf, hard of hearing, and those in wheelchairs told about fewer homes

WASHINGTON – Well-qualified homeseekers who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as homeseekers who use wheelchairs, are told about fewer available housing units than comparable homeseekers who can hear and walk, according to a new study released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Urban Institute.  Discrimination in the Rental Housing Market Against People Who Are Deaf and People Who Use Wheelchairs finds that people who are deaf or who use wheelchairs are at a statistically significant disadvantage when it comes to the number of homes they are informed about.

“Every American deserves the opportunity to secure a home,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro.  “But the evidence is clear: people who are hearing-impaired or in wheelchairs face unacceptable and unjust discrimination.  HUD will continue to work with our fair housing partners to protect the rights of Americans with disabilities and to promote opportunity for all.”

Key findings of the report include:

Discrimination against people who are deaf or hard of hearing

  • When well-qualified homeseekers who are deaf or hard of hearing contact housing providers and use assistive communication technologies to inquire about recently advertised rental housing, providers are less likely to respond to their inquiries.
  • The extent of apparent discrimination against people who are deaf or hard of hearing varies with the type of communication technology the deaf or hard of hearing tester uses to make contact with housing providers. Housing providers are more resistant to dealing with the older (but still widely used) telephone technologies which have longer communication delays.
  • When they do respond, the housing providers tell homeseekers who are deaf or hard of hearing about fewer available housing options than they tell comparable homeseekers who are hearing.

Discrimination against people who use wheelchairs

  • Well-qualified homeseekers who use wheelchairs are more likely to be denied an appointment to view recently advertised rental housing in buildings with accessible units than comparably qualified homeseekers who are ambulatory.
  • Those who do receive an appointment are less likely than their ambulatory counterparts to be told about and shown suitable housing units.
  •  When homeseekers who use a wheelchair ask about modifications that would make the available housing more accessible to them, housing providers agree in most instances. However in approximately a quarter of the requests, housing providers either failed to provide a clear response or explicitly denied modification requests.

The Urban Institute, which conducted the study, employed a “paired testing” methodology in which researchers compared the treatment of persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, and those who are wheelchair bound, against those who can hear and not wheelchair bound. The paired testing track for people who were deaf or hard of hearing included 1,665 remote telephone tests conducted in a national sample of 168 metropolitan areas that contained more than four-fifths (82%)of the population that is deaf or hard of hearing and that resides in rental housing. The national sample for people who use wheelchairs included 1,259 tests in 30 metropolitan areas containing almost three-quarters (73%) of the population that has a mobility disability and that resides in rental housing.

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities.  Discrimination complaints made on the basis of physical and mental disabilities have increased over time to become the largest share of complaints received by federal and local agencies and private fair housing organizations. In FY 2014, disability was the most common basis of complaints filed with HUD and its partner agencies, being cited as a basis for 4,606 complaints, or 54 percent of the overall total.

Persons who believe they have experienced discrimination may file a complaint by contacting HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at (800) 669-9777 (voice) or (800) 927-9275 (TTY). Housing discrimination complaints may also be filed by going to www.hud.gov/fairhousing, or by downloading HUD’s free housing discrimination mobile application, which can be accessed through Apple devices, such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, as well as Android devices.

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HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet
at 
www.hud.gov and http://espanol.hud.gov.

 

DISCRIMINATION IN THE RENTAL HOUSING MARKET AGAINST PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAF AND PEOPLE WHOUSE WHEELCHAIRS:  NATIONAL STUDY FINDINGS
DOWNLOAD HUD PDF COMPLETE REPORT 

 

Maryland – Deaf Housing Availability

January 29, 2015 in Advocacy & Access, Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

Deaf Independent Residence, Inc. has HUD Section 202/8 housing available. Deaf Independent Residences II, Inc. has three units open in Berlin, Maryland and Deaf Independent Residences III, Inc. has five units open in Easton, Maryland.

The units are rent subsidized and include utilities. They are available to qualified adults willing to share a home. Each individual will have their own bedroom and share a bathroom, kitchen and living areas. Each home is equipped w/fire, phone and doorbell signalers for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

The eligibility requirements to rent a room in one of DIR houses are as follows:

  • The applicant is 62 years old or over or is 18 years old or over and has a documented disability.  Anyone under the age of 18 years may not rent a unit under any circumstances.
  • The applicant’s annual income meets the very low and extremely low income level guidelines, established by HUD.
  • The applicant is a United States citizen or eligible immigration status.
  • The applicant must have a clear Criminal Background Check. Applicants who have been charged with drug related crimes (under the “One Strike” rule); or who were evicted from another federally assisted housing site for drug related criminal activity; or use illegal drugs; or are classified sex offenders will be not be accepted.
  • The applicant must be willing to share the common areas of the house.

All requirements must be met. DIR is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider. If interested, please call 410-742-5052 V/TTY, 443-365-2647 VP or email laura.jones@dila.org or lisa.trolian@dila.org.

 

 

All Things Housing Workshop – Thursday, November 6

October 17, 2014 in Community News

 
(Thanks to Fairfax County Disability Services)

Thursday, November 6
7-9 p.m.
JCCNV – 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV) and The Washington Group Special Care Planning Team invite you to join them for a workshop on housing for individuals with disabilities. This workshop will showcase working housing models, residential ideas, and supports for individuals with disabilities.  There will also be a housing-focused resource fair.  This workshop is open to all for free.  Please RSVP to Carey Alford by Tuesday, November 4 at 703-865-6502 or calford@financialguide.com.

 

 

 

US-DOJ Settles Lawsuit Alleging Disability Discrimination over Inaccessible Housing Complexes

February 27, 2014 in Community News

Disability.gov updatesJustice Department Settles Lawsuit Alleging Disability Discrimination over Inaccessible Housing ComplexesThe U.S. Department of Justice has announced that a federal district court judge in Jackson, MS, has approved a settlement with the owners and developers of nine multifamily housing complexes in Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee. The Justice Department’s lawsuit alleged that the housing complexes did not have accessible features for people with disabilities. The Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act require these types of housing complexes to have accessible features. These include hardware that makes it possible to open doors and making sure that there are enough accessible parking spaces. Last year the departments of Justice and Housing & Urban Development issued guidance on the design and construction requirements under the Fair Housing Act. 

Read this recent guest blog post on Disability.Blog, Accessible Housing for Everyone.


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Fair Housing Videos for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

February 11, 2014 in Community News, Disability Law

FairHousing

 

 

 

 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is pleased to announce the creation of 12 videos in American Sign Language (ASL) with English captioning.  These videos provide critical legal and practical information in a format accessible to persons who are Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing.

These videos feature Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing Actors who provide important information related to fair housing and fair lending rights under the federal Fair Housing Act.

Due to their short length, these videos do not provide complete information about rights and responsibilities under fair housing laws.  If you believe you may have experienced discrimination, please contact one of the organizations identified at the end of this video.

HUD would like to thank the Disability Independence Group and the National Fair Housing Alliance for the production of these videos.

CLICK HERE to view video:  www.fairhousingdeafvideos.com

 

 

HUD Drops Legal Challenge of Apache Trails Housing for Elderly Deaf

January 27, 2014 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

Arizona: Challenge to Housing for the Deaf Is Dropped

By FERNANDA SANTOS, The New York Times, 1/24/2014

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development ended a two-year legal dispute on Friday with the state and a private developer of subsidized housing, which it had accused of discrimination for favoring the deaf and the hard-of-hearing over others seeking to live in a 75-unit complex for the elderly built to fit the needs of the deaf. In a letter, HUD officials said that the type of federal funding used to build the complex, Apache ASL Trails, in Tempe, did not prevent it from giving preference to a specific group of disabled individuals. The agency closed its investigation and removed its legal challenges against the development, which was designed by a deaf architect and offers video phones and lights that flash when the phone or doorbell rings at each unit, among other features.

 


Distributed 2014 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC.  This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Arlington Accessible Housing: The View at Liberty Center

September 28, 2013 in Advocacy & Access

Arlington Accessible Housing Bulletin

www.arlingtonva.us

Issue: #027
Date: September 26, 2013

arlington_accessible_housing_bulletin

The View at Liberty CenterSteps from Ballston Metro, the View at Liberty Center brings stylish living together with modern life. With Arlington at your feet and DC minutes away, you’ll be surrounded by unrivaled amenities and breathtaking vistas.

  • Committed Affordable Units (CAFs) available
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and Housing Grants accepted*
  • Accessible CAF units for persons with physical disabilities
  • Maximum incomes are $45,120 to $64,380 depending on household size
  • Rents and Fees
    • One-bedroom $1,091.
    • Twp-bedroom $1,288.
    • Parking $100 per month
    • Security deposit varies with credit check
    • Application fee $50

Call the leasing office at 571.419.1312 for specific information on accessible features. 

​*Income limits do not apply to persons receiving rent assistance, such as Housing Grants and Section 8

 

Amenities

  • Steps to Ballston Metro and minutes to 66
  • Rooftop club room, plunge pools and fire pit
  • Rooftop viewing deck
  • Outdoor bar and kitchen area with movie screen
  • 24-hour concierge with valet services
  • Year-round pool and garage parking
  • 50,00 sq. ft of retail at ground level
The View at Liberty Center
P: 571.419.1312
4000 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22203
Theview.pm@kettler.com | www.kettler.com
Residences

  • Floor-to-ceiling window walls and exceptional views
  • Open floor plans with loft and studio options
  • Terraces and balconies for private entertaining
  • High-end GE appliance package
  • Quartz counter tops and wood floors throughout
  • Pet friendly

 

If you lease one of these units, or any unit advertised in this bulletin,
please let us know by 
emailing us

The landlord accepts Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) and Housing Grants rental assistance. Income limits do not apply to persons receiving rental assistance. For more information on rental assistance, contact the Arlington County Department of Human Services at 703-228-1450.

 

The Accessible/Affordable Housing Bulletin is a service of the Arlington County Office of Human Rights, EEO and ADA.

 

Arlington Office of Human Rights, EEO and ADA
703.228.3929
2100 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 318Arlington, VA 22201

www.arlingtonva.us

For information about this bulletin, contact Anna Maynard at amaynard@arlingtonva.us

 

Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC.  This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Arlington Accessible Housing Bulletin-The Madison @Ballston Station Now Leasing

June 29, 2013 in Community News

Arlington Accessible Housing Bulletin
www.arlingtonva.us

Issue: #024

Date: June 28, 2013

The Madison at Ballston Station has accessible units available now!

The Madison at Ballston Station has market-rate, accessible units available for leasing. There are four 1-bedroom apartments available. Check out the Jackson floorplan on thewebsite for more details.

Rents
One-Bedroom Rent $1,707.00 to $1,770

This is a special rent promotion, so act fast!

Income Limits* 

These are market-rate units, so there is no upper income limit, however there is a minimum income of $68, 250 to qualify. Contact the leasing office for more information. 

For more information on these units, contact:

THE MADISON AT BALLSTON STATION

4401 NORTH 4TH STREET ARLINGTON VA 22203

888-311-4598

http://www.madisonatballstonstation.com/

If you lease one of these units, or any unit advertised in this bulletin, please let us know by emailing us

The landlord accepts Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) and Housing Grants rental assistance. Income limits do not apply to persons receiving rental assistance. For more information on rental assistance, contact the Arlington County Department of Human Services at 703-228-1450.

The Accessible/Affordable Housing Bulletin is a service of the Arlington County Office of Human Rights, EEO and ADA.

www.arlingtonva.us
For information about this list, contact Anna Maynard at amaynard@arlingtonva.us

    

Arlington Office of Human Rights, EEO and ADA
703.228.3929
2100 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 318
Arlington, VA 22201

Housing Available: Deaf Independent

April 29, 2013 in Community News

Deaf Independent Residences, Inc.
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804
410-742-5052 V/TTY 443-365-2647 VP
410-543-4874 Fax
April 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT

HUD Section 202/8 housing available. Deaf Independent Residences II, Inc. is announcing three units in Berlin, Maryland and Deaf Independent Residences III, Inc. is announcing the opening of four units in Easton, Maryland.

The units are rent subsidized and include utilities. They are available to adults willing to share a home. Each individual will have their own bedroom and share a bathroom, kitchen and living areas. Each home is equipped for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

The eligibility requirements to rent a room in one of DIR houses are as follows:

The applicant is 62 years old or over or is 18 years old or over and has a documented disability. Anyone under the age of 18 years may not rent a unit under any circumstances.
The applicant’s annual income meets the low and very low income level guidelines, established by HUD.
The applicant is a United States citizen or eligible immigration status.
The applicant must have a clear Criminal Background Check. Applicants who have been charged with drug related crimes (under the “One Strike” rule); or who were evicted from another federally assisted housing site for drug related criminal activity; or use illegal drugs; or are classified sex offenders will be not be accepted.
The applicant must be willing to share the common areas of the house.

All requirements must be met. DIR is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider. If interested, please call 410-742-5052 V/TTY or email laura.jones@dila.org or lisa.trolian@dila.org.

Laura A. Jones, Administrative Assistant
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804
410-742-5052 (V/TTY) 410-543-4874 Fax 443-365-2647 VP
www.dila.org

Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

 

Arlington Accessible Housing Bulletin-Sedona Slate Apartments Rosslyn!

January 8, 2013 in Community News, NVRC Announcements

Arlington Accessible Housing Bulletinwww.arlingtonva.us

Issue: #019

Date:  January  8, 2013

Sedona Slate Apartments in Rosslyn leasing accessible units soon!

Sedona Slate Apartments has 2 two-bedroom, accessible Committed Affordable (CAF) units available for lease beginning early next week. These apartments are are in a brand-new building located in Rosslyn.

Rent and Income Limits
Two-bedroom rent $1,259 .00
Income Limits*
$45,120 to $74,700*Income limits do not apply to persons receiving rent assistance, such as Housing Grants and Section 8. Read more . . . →