America’s housing affordability crisis: perpetuating disparities among people with disability
America’s housing affordability crisis has had various indirect costs on health and safety among people living with disability. The skyrocketing housing prices have exponentially increased with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic leaving many people at risk for eviction after federal and local moratoriums providing protection during the pandemic expire. Americans with disabilities have been particularly affected by the affordability crisis and it is expected that this major public health problem will only grow as government-provided protections and supports wane. It is critical that both government and various housing organizations consider ways to support affordability, quality, and accessibility in this particularly hard-hit population.
Burns, S. P., Mendonca, R., Pickens, N. D., & Smith, R. O. (2021). America’s housing affordability crisis: perpetuating disparities among people with disability. Disability & Society, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2021.1960276