Guide to Finding Housing
At times the housing search process is confusing and overwhelming. There are many types of housing and housing subsidies, and each type has specific eligibility criteria and steps to follow when applying. It is helpful to know what is necessary to share with housing providers when applying for or living in public or assisted housing. The Disability Resource Center hopes this guide will make it easier for consumers to understand how to acquire Affordable, Accessible and Available (AAA) housing and how to obtain reasonable accommodations when necessary.
DRC's Guide to Finding Housing was developed to provide guidance and direction to consumers with disabilities who are searching for housing, both subsidized and non-subsidized. This guide contains referral resources for various types of housing on the North Shore and Cape Ann as well as housing subsidy application opportunities. It also contains listings of temporary shelters in Northeastern Massachusetts. DRC promotes use of MassAccess- The Accessible Housing Registry (www.massaccesshousingregistry.org) a website that catalogs every accessible or adaptable unit in the state and maintains information about availability.