New Report on Housing and People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a report summarizing efforts to the measure the extent of “worst case housing needs” among very low-income renter households with disabilities. The Report finds that approximately 1 million households that included nonelderly people with disabilities had worst case needs. 

“Worst case housing needs” are defined as very low-income renters (incomes below half the median in their area) who do not receive government housing assistance and who either paid more than half their monthly incomes for rent, lived in severely substandard conditions, or both.