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The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities
820 First Street, NE, Ste. 740
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 567-3516 phone
(202) 408-9520 fax
Email: Info@c-c-d.org

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TASK FORCES
HOUSING
 

Mission

Mission & Principles: 

The CCD Housing Task Force works to ensure that all people with disabilities have safe, stable, accessible, affordable, integrated housing that enables people to live in communities of their choosing, with full access to home and community-based services and supports. Through federal policy advocacy, we work to counter the impacts of historic and continued racist, ableist, and audist (among other forms of oppressive) policies and practices that cause the extreme lack of housing affordability, accessibility, availability, inclusion, and quality. We also acknowledge that the burden of these impacts is often most acute for those who experience multiple forms of marginalization; therefore, the solutions must center those most impacted. The CCD Housing Task Force works with non-governmental entities, Congress, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and other agencies to address these inequities and advance the rights of and access for all disabled people to stable, safe, accessible and affordable housing in communities of their choosing. 

The CCD Housing Task Force supports Housing First principles and that community and in-home support services should always be person-centered and voluntary.  Due to decades of grassroots advocacy as well as legal and policy mandates, it is critical that housing solutions for people with disabilities support full integration, where people with and without disabilities can live together in the communities of their choice, and where disabled people have the same access to all amenities as non-disabled people. That said, we also acknowledge that the preservation and cultivation of Disability and Deaf culture are paramount to how we understand the housing crisis and approach the variety of solutions needed. For example, housing solutions need to account for the importance of peer socialization amongst Deaf people who use sign language because, without it, there is continued proof of language deprivation. 

The CCD Housing Task Force also works collaboratively with the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) to produce Priced Out, a study of the severe housing affordability problems of people with disabilities.

Co-chairs

  • Allie Cannington
    The Kelsey
    allie@thekelsey.org
  • Carlean Ponder 
    The Arc
    ponder@thearc.org
  • Greg Robinson
    Autistic Self Advocacy Network
    grobinson@autisticadvocacy.org
  ACTIVITIES
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing Rights AFFH 2023 Comments
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) proposed rule FR-6250-P-01. Please accept this letter as the comments of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force and the CCD Rights Task Force.
(April 20,  2023) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
FY24 Appropriations Request for Affordable Accessible Integrated Housing for Adults with Disabilities.pdf
The Consoritum for Constitutents with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force Co-Chairs, and the undersigned organizations, write to express our strong support for funding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developmentā€™s (HUD) Section 811 project-based rental assistance (PRA) program and Mainstream Housing Choice Vouchers. CCD, headquartered in Washington DC, is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(April 11,  2023) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD 2022 Housing Task Force Annual Report
(January 16,  2023) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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