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The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities
820 First Street, NE, Ste. 740
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 567-3516 phone
(202) 408-9520 fax
Email: Info@c-c-d.org

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Mission

Mission & Principles: 

The CCD Housing Task Force works to ensure that all people with disabilities have safe, stable, accessible, affordable, integrated housing that enables people to live in communities of their choosing, with full access to home and community-based services and supports. Through federal policy advocacy, we work to counter the impacts of historic and continued racist, ableist, and audist (among other forms of oppressive) policies and practices that cause the extreme lack of housing affordability, accessibility, availability, inclusion, and quality. We also acknowledge that the burden of these impacts is often most acute for those who experience multiple forms of marginalization; therefore, the solutions must center those most impacted. The CCD Housing Task Force works with non-governmental entities, Congress, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and other agencies to address these inequities and advance the rights of and access for all disabled people to stable, safe, accessible and affordable housing in communities of their choosing. 

The CCD Housing Task Force supports Housing First principles and that community and in-home support services should always be person-centered and voluntary.  Due to decades of grassroots advocacy as well as legal and policy mandates, it is critical that housing solutions for people with disabilities support full integration, where people with and without disabilities can live together in the communities of their choice, and where disabled people have the same access to all amenities as non-disabled people. That said, we also acknowledge that the preservation and cultivation of Disability and Deaf culture are paramount to how we understand the housing crisis and approach the variety of solutions needed. For example, housing solutions need to account for the importance of peer socialization amongst Deaf people who use sign language because, without it, there is continued proof of language deprivation. 

The CCD Housing Task Force also works collaboratively with the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) to produce Priced Out, a study of the severe housing affordability problems of people with disabilities.

Co-chairs

  • Allie Cannington
    The Kelsey
    (415) 413-7059  phone 
    allie@thekelsey.org
  • Carlean Ponder 
    The Arc
    (202)  534-3728 phone 
    ponder@thearc.org
  • Greg Robinson
    Autistic Self Advocacy Network
       phone 
    grobinson@autisticadvocacy.org
  ACTIVITIES
Housing Task Force
Recommendations to HUD on Office of Inspector General Audit Report Number 2022-BO-0001 Requests for Reasonable Accommodation in Public Housing
The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of a society free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance.
(June 7,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Reconciliation Housing letter
CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society, free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance.
(April 14,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
HUD Actions to Address Barriers to Mainstream Program
The Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society, free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance. The Housing Task Force (HTF) of CCD focuses on ensuring accessible, affordable, equitable housing is available for all people with disabilities in communities of their own choosing.
(March 29,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
FY23 Appropriations Must Include Housing Investments
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force, thank you for working to pass the FY 2022 budget and urge you to work with your colleagues to ensure affordable housing, homelessness, and community development programs receive the highest allocation of discretionary funds possible in fiscal year (FY) 2023.
(March 21,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
HUD Strategic Plan Focus Areas Public Comment Due
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on HUD’s Draft FY22-26 Strategic Plan Focus Areas. The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force submits these comments on behalf of the task force . CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society, free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance;
(January 28,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Housing Task Force 2021 Annual Report
(January 10,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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