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Lack of affordable, accessible housing is a key issue people with disabilities face, according to a release from the California State Independent Living Council.
The report stated that about 54 million Americans have at least one disability, making them the largest minority group in the U.S., and those with disabilities spend a disproportionately high share of their income on housing that is safe while meeting their needs.
In California, individuals eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) receive $854.40 per month, and couples receive $1,444.20 per month, according to the report.
“The reality is that most all of us will experience a disability within our lifetime, which may prompt the need for affordable, accessible housing,” said Bob Hand, Executive Director of Resources for Independence in Central Valley. “However, for people with permanent disabilities, the need is “now” and affordable housing resources simply aren’t available.”