Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is only
The Priced Out report, co-authored by TAC and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force, documents the nationwide housing affordability crisis experienced by people with disabilities. In 2016, millions of adults with disabilities living solely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) found that renting even a modest unit in their community would require nearly all of their monthly income. In hundreds of higher-cost housing markets, the average rent for such basic units is actually much greater than the entirety of an SSI monthly payment. There are proven solutions to the crisis – read our policy recommendations to learn more.
PRICED OUT WHERE YOU LIVEAn interactive tool to help you learn about the affordable housing crisis for people with disabilities in your own state and community.
DOWNLOADABLE MATERIALS (PDF):
- Priced Out: The Housing Crisis for People with Disabilities (full report)
- Priced Out Fact Sheet
- Priced Out in the United States Infographic
- The Impact of the Affordability Gap
- SSI, Area Median Income, & Rental Costs – By State
- Housing Market Areas with 1-Bedroom Rents Above SSI Benefits
- Federal Policy Recommendations
The average monthly rent for a basic one-bedroom apartment
That is 113% of the monthly income of a disabled person in the US, leaving no money for food, transportation, clothing or other necessities.
THIS IS NOT AFFORDABLE.
It’s no wonder there are
homeless individuals living on the streets or in shelters -- and too
many people stuck
in expensive institutions at a cost of $187 - $2,715 per person per day.
PRICED OUT WHERE YOU LIVE
ADDITIONAL TAC RESOURCES
- Creating New Integrated Permanent Supportive Housing Opportunities for ELI Households: A Vision for the Future of the National Housing Trust Fund
- Piecing It All Together in Your Community: Playing the Housing Game
- Using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program to Create Affordable Housing for People with Disabilities
- Affordable Housing in Your Community: What You Need to Know! What You Need to Do!