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Housing 

Housing - url: http://www.disabilityresources.org/HOUSING.html
HUD - Housing Urban Development --  url: http://www.hud.gov
Housing Discrimination  --  url:  http://www.hud.gov/hdiscrim.html --  1-800-669-9777
Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, or disability. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your rights have been violated, you can file a fair housing complaint. 
The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 -- url:  http://www.hud.gov
Adam's House -- consists of 3 assisted living homes, specializing in the care of Traumatic Brain Injury survivors and those with other behavioral issues -- Arizona -- 928-772-6301 -- kayder2u@yahoo.com
Center for Independent Living (Berkeley)  --   http://www.cilberkeley.org
Concrete Change -- Promotes wheelchair accessible construction in all homes. Provides detailed construction guidelines and cost estimates for barrier free design in new homes. 
url: http://concretechange.home.mindspring.com. 
CyberCIL -- Excellent source of independent living skills builders. - url: http://www.cybercil.com
Delta Rehabilitation Center - Snohomish, Washington - also known locally as the Snohomish Chalet, is home to about 150 people who struggle every day to overcome the devastation caused by severe brain injury. url: http://www.deltafoundation.com 
Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) - 380/384 Harrow Road, London W9 2HU -- 
Tel: 020 7289 6111 (9-5pm) - Helpline 0845 130 9177 (10-4) - 
Text phone 020 7432 8009 -- Email: info@dlf.org.uk -- url:
Independent Living Services (CCCIL) - Santa Cruz County - Central Coast Center for Independent Living promotes the independence of people with disabilities by supporting their equal and full participation in life. CCCIL provides advocacy, education and support to people with disabilities, their families and the community.1350 41st Avenue, Suite 101, Capitola, CA 95010 - web: http://www.www.cccil.org -  tel: (831)-462-8725 - fax: (831)-462-8727 tdd: (831)-462-8729 
The Independent Living Program (IL) is a federal-state initiative to improve access to community-based and integrated residential services for individuals with disabilities. Independent Living Centers provide community-based advocacy and peer counseling, case management, personal assistance and counseling services, information and referral, independent living skill development and emergency services. 

Independent Living Programs seek to ease the transition from institutional care to the community, to increase the availability and accessibility of affordable housing options and to improve access to other services, such as transportation, that serve to unlock doors to the community. 

For more information about Independent Living Centers in your area, contact the regional office for your state Rehabilitation Services Administration -- http://www.hud.gov/indepliv.html 

Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) - 2323 S. Shepherd, Ste 1000, Houston, Texas 77019 -A national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living. Its goal is to expand the body of knowledge in independent living and to improve utilization of results of research programs and demonstration projects in this field. It is a program of TIRR (The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research), a nationally recognized medical rehabilitation facility for persons with disabilities. Telephone: 713-520-0232 (v); 713-520-5136 (TDD); 713-520-5785 (fax); 
url: http://www.ilru.org/
The Institute on Independent Living -- Information and resources to expand and enhance independent living options for individuals with disabilities. Also offer training materials, technical assistance and information on personal assistance, advocacy, access, legislation and peer support. url: http://www.independentliving.org/index.html
European Network on Indepent Living --   http://www.independentliving.org/ENIL/index.html
Housing Associations and Cooperatives --Information on housing associations and nonprofit organizations that finance or provide assistance with housing for people who ordinarily could not obtain it.   url:  http://web.syr.edu/~thechp/hcoops.htm
National Accessible Apartment Clearinghouse (NAAC) --  Maintains a national database of accessible apartments, with a registration of more than 46,000 units. Its web site includes information about the organization, a toll-free number to contact for apartment referrals, and a form to list an apartment. url:http://www.aptsforrent.com/naac/ 
National Home of Your Own Alliance --  A technical assistance center at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, the center's web site includes state coalitions, barriers, links, Section 8 voucher information, funding sources, and related material. 
url: http://alliance.unh.edu/
New Jersey Association of Health Care Facilities -- (NJAHCF) A non-profit, trade association dedicated to enhancing long term health care for New Jersey. It contains a locator for long-term care sites in the state. url: http://www.njahcf.org
The New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) -- A statewide, membership organization of over 300 licensed nursing facilities. url: http://www.nyshfa.org/
North Country Independent Living  - Located in scenic New Hampshire, provides an alternative to institutionalized and campus living for persons with acquired brain injury
Telephone: 603- 356-0282 or 888-400-6245 (NCIL) -- http://www.ncil4rehab.com - email: ncil@ncia.net
Umbrella -  Located in upstate New York offers disabled homeowners help with cleaning, snow shoveling, repairs around the house. Workers are mainly retired persons. 
url:   http://www.theumbrella.org -- Telephone:  518-346-5249

Assisted Living
Abloom Inc., Long-term Sub-Acute Care Residential Home, 210 Hughes Street, Kilgore, Texas 75662.  Telephone: 903-986 - 3534
AllAssistedLiving.com, an assisted living facility site  url: http://allassistedliving.com/
 Assisted Living Directory -- http://www.assisted-living-directory.com 
Group home - Kirkland WA - Contact  425-823-5634
North Country Independent Living  - Located in scenic New Hampshire, provides an alternative to institutionalized and campus living for persons with acquired brain injury
Telephone: 603- 356-0282 or 888-400-6245 (NCIL) -- http://www.ncil4rehab.com - email: ncil@ncia.net
Moore Center Services Region 7 Agency, 132 Titus Ave, Manchester NH 03103-6699 -- Nonprofit Human Services organization serving individuals with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain disorders. Telephone: 603-688-5423 -- 
url: http://www.moorecenter.org/
SeniorLiving.org  -- A free resource for anyone looking for senior housing: assisted living, nursing homes, independent living, Alzheimerâ€ôs care, home care, hospice and hospitals. url: http://www.SeniorLiving.org
Terry Home - Transitional living facility, 138 - 3rd Ave SW, Pacific, WA 98047 Telephone: 253-288-0135 - email: terryhome@freewwweb.com

Attendant Care
American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT) - We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.  url: http://www.adapt.org/
Personal Care Aid Connection - Connecting homecare professionals and those who need them.-- url: http://www.pca-hha.com
Personal Assistance Referral Exchange - Helps people with extensive disabilities find personal assistants in their hometown or other parts of the world which they plan to visit. 
url:   http://www.independentliving.org/assex/index.html
Personal Assistance Network -- url:  http://www.independentliving.org/PANetwork/index.html
email:   ratzka@independentliving.org?cc=k.walmsley@swipnet.se
Personal Care Assistance Mailing List:   email: listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu
The Integrated Network of Disability Information and Education --  Canada  - url:http://www.indie.ca 

Independent Living Aids 
FaxTalk -- speech enabled faxing software  http://www.fergusonenterprises.com
Ferguson Enterprises -- mail order vendor of adaptive technology, including products of Access Success.  url: http://www.fergusonenterprises.com
Independent Living Aids - Offering a large selection of aids for daily living designed to assist the visually, hearing and physically disabled.  url:  http://www.independentliving.com/
Med-Sell - Helps people buy and sell their USED medical equipment and find accessible housing. url:   http://www.medsell.com/
Simply Internet -- speech enabled email, telnet, and dialer programs, plus Simply Talker screen reader  http://www.fergusonenterprises.com
Rebuilding Together Seattle - Volunteer Home Repair Program -- 306 Westlake Av N Ste 400 Seattle, WA 98109-5231 Telephone: (206) 682-1231 (formerly known as Christmas in April)
Rebuilding Together USA - 1536 Sixteenth St NW, Wash, DC, 20036, 
Telephone: 202-483-9083 Toll free: 800-4-Rehab -- url: http://www.rebuildingtogether.org/ 
 

 
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