Housing Advocacy

MIH advocates for additional affordable and accessible housing for adults with developmental disabilities

Advocacy for Inclusive Housing

The MIH Board and Executive Director will attempt to influence funding and legislation to enhance funding and access to affordable and accessible housing for adults with developmental disabilities. These activities might involve testifying before elected officials, speaking to elected officials, or providing other information and resources to educate them about the benefits and impact of affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities. It would not include any activities related to political campaigns, taking positions in elections, or endorsing officials for election.

MIH and its Howard County Housing Committee, urged The Howard County Council to establish the Howard County Housing Opportunities Trust Fund and to provide $5 million in their FY22 Budget to get it started. MIH is working with the Montgomery County Housing Committee to engage with the City of Takoma Park with how we can support them in their efforts to create more affordable and accessible housing for people with disabilities. In Baltimore City, MIH is working with the Baltimore City Housing Committee to support public funding for additional affordable housing for people with disabilities.

Housing Accessibility

If you use a wheelchair, walker, cane or have other problems with using steps, home accessibility is important to you. The federal government sets standards …
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Finding Affordable Rental Housing

Finding an affordable home to rent that meets your needs can be challenging.  The two websites below are good resources for searching for affordable housing. Housing …
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Owning a Home

Homeownership can have many advantages for a person with a disability.  A home you or someone else owns on your behalf can give you a permanent place …
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