Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD enforces the Fair Housing Act and has issued guidelines under this law (the Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines) which cover multi-family housing. These guidelines are available on HUD's website. Information is also available on how to file a complaint with HUD under the Fair Housing Act.

Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST
Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is a new initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. The program consists of a comprehensive training curriculum, as well as a toll-free information line and website designed to provide technical guidance to the public.

Home Modification Action Project
The Goal of "Promoting Successful Aging in Place: The Home Modification Action Project" (or HMAP) is to increase the availability of home modifications so that frail older and disabled persons have the choice to age in place and the provision of care can take place in a supportive environment.

Homes and Communities - People with Disabilities
This site, established by HUD, provides links to news, fair housing laws, HUD resources, and other housing information.

American Association of People with Disabilities
The American Association of People with Disabilities is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan, cross-disability organization in the United States.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
DREDF operates a hotline funded by the Department of Justice to provide technical assistance on the ADA. For ADA questions and publications call 800-466-4232 (voice & TTY)

Disabled American Veterans
DAV is a national organization advocating on behalf of veterans with disabilities.

United Spinal Association
United Spinal Association was founded in 1946 by veterans with spinal cord injuries to help enable members, as well as others with disabilities, to lead full and productive lives.

Easter Seals
Easter Seals creates serves children and adults with disabilities, their families and communities through early intervention and child development services, vocational training and employment services, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Easter Seals has more than 400 service sites across the country, including Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.

Independent Living Centers
ILCs are typically non-residential, private, non-profit, consumer-controlled, community-based organizations providing services and advocacy by and for persons with all types of disabilities. There are nearly 500 ILC's in the USA. Many are state supported. Their goal is to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential within their families and communities. Also, Independent Living Centers serve as a strong advocacy voice on a wide range of national, state and local issues. They work to assure physical and programmatic access to housing, employment, transportation, communities, recreational facilities, and health and social services. This site provides a list, arranged by State.

Institute on Independent Living
The Institute serves self-help organizations of disabled people who work for self-determination and equal opportunities; provides information, training materials and technical assistance on accessibility, personal assistance, advocacy, legislation and peer support; publishes articles, reports, manuals or comments and other materials related to Independent Living.

National Organization on Disability
The National Organization on Disability promotes the full and equal participation and contribution of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.

Paralyzed Veterans of America
PVA is a national advocacy organization representing veterans.

TASH (formerly the Association for the Severely Handicapped) is an international advocacy association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and people who work in the disability field.

Through the Looking Glass
Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a nationally recognized non-profit agency that provides direct services, training, materials and research concerning families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue.

United Cerebral Palsy Association
UCP's mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, through our commitment to the principles of independence, inclusion and self-determination.

World Institute on Disability
WID is an international public policy center dedicated to carrying out research on disability issues and overcoming obstacles to independent living.

Door Opener Installations
As seen on the ABC TV show Extreme Makeover - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Sundays 8/7c on ABC