Housing

Discrimination of tenants with a visual impairment on the housing market: Empirical evidence from correspondence tests

Pieter-Paul Verhaeghe, Ph.D., Koen Van der Bracht, Ph.D., Bart Van de Putte, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal  April 2016, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 226–233 Published online: October 24, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.002 Background According to the social model of disability, physical ‘impairments’ become disabilities through exclusion in social relations. An obvious form of social exclusion might […]

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Homeowner and homebuyer impressions of visitable features

Paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, October 2014. Jack L. Nasar, Ph.D., Julia R. Elmer, M.A., M.B.A., M.P.H., Ph.D.(c) The Ohio State University, USA Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 1, p 108–117 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.08.012 Background Though visitable house features (32+″ wide doors; no-step or low slope entries; and a […]

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Disability levels and correlates among older mobile home dwellers, an NHATS analysis

Tala M. Al-Rousan, M.D., Linda M. Rubenstein, Ph.D., Robert B. Wallace, M.D., M.Sc. Disability and Health Journal July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 363–371 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.01.002 Background Although remarkably understudied, manufactured or mobile homes are the housing choice for nearly 20 million Americans and little is known about the health of older persons living in mobile homes. Objective […]

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Fair Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) in requesting HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) to strengthen its fair housing opportunities and protections for persons with disabilities. The September 17 letter is here: PDF         Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, Proposed Rule, Docket No. FR-5173-P-01

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Community Integration Research: Mental Illness & Neighborhoods

Examining the Psychological Sense of Community for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness Residing in Supported Housing Environments. Townley G, Kloos B.  University of South Carolina, 1512 Pendleton Street, Barnwell College, Columbia, SC, 29208, USA, Gregory.townley@gmail.com.  Community Ment Health J. 2010 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print] The psychological sense of community is an important aspect […]

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Conceptualizing community: a comparison of neighborhood characteristics of supportive housing for persons with psychiatric and developmental disabilities.

Housing and services for persons with developmental disabilities (DD) have been shaped by the normalization approach, a commitment to full integration within the general community. In contrast, housing and services for persons with psychiatric disabilities (PD) have had various and sometimes conflicting goals, including provision of custodial care, promotion of therapeutic community, and community integration. […]

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Housing assets and the socio-economic determinants of health and disability in old age.

The influence of socio-economic determinants among the elderly is a complex subject. Although they rely on pension income, the wealth that they have accumulated over their lifetime (primarily housing assets), jointly with housing-related determinants, could have a more significant effect on health production. Hence, owning a house has more potential than income for reducing health […]

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Beyond “Landscapes of Despair”: the need for new research on the urban environment, sprawl, and the community integration of persons with severe mental illness.

The purpose of this commentary is to discuss important trends in the housing of people with severe mental illness in the past 20 years that require the attention of mental health geographers and other experts on the effects of place on mental health. Issues that are worthy of consideration in new research include: assessing the […]

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Home modification.

Almost 50 million Americans–about one in five–live with a mental or physical disability, many in homes that are inconvenient, restrictive, or dangerous for them. Modifying the home using universal (barrier-free) design, architectural accessibility, and other such concepts can reduce the risk of falls and improve overall function. Nurses can be involved by assessing patients’ living […]

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Using remote assessment to provide home modification services to underserved elders.

PURPOSE: Although remote home assessment would enable specialists to prescribe home modifications for anyone, anywhere, the strategy is dependent on the ability to provide specialists with the same information as an in-home assessment. The purpose of this paper is to document that remote assessment is feasible and concurs largely with traditional in-home assessment based on […]

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