Finding housing is often a process. For some people, there are issues that have contributed to their current situation. By addressing them, the hope is to reduce the likelihood of housing troubles to return.
Disability Network works with people on a case-by-case basis and looks at each person’s situation. We take a look at the different factors that can direct us toward community resources that may also help or refer consumers to available housing. Once that we provide the consumer with referrals, the next step is for them to make contact with these additional community resources or available housing.
We are not a management company or own properties. Disability Network tries to remain aware of available housing that is affordable to our consumers. Many of them are on fixed incomes, such as Social Security, State Disability Assistance or other source. Placement is much easier, when the consumer has stable, monthly income.
Disability Network does believe in self-empowerment—the ability of consumers to do for themselves. The most important step is to take action. You make the biggest difference.
Some possible housing resources include:
- HUD (US Dept of Housing and Urban Development) Section 8: must have a Section 8 voucher, unless building has on-site Section 8
- MSHDA Housing Locator: primarily, state subsidized housing that includes apartments and houses
If you are ready to take action, contact Disability Network and you can speak with one of our staff regarding possible housing options for you and get you started on the process of finding housing.