Housing Statistics from the National Council on Disability’s report The State of Housing in America in the 21st Century: A Disability Perspective:

  • Currently, about 35.1 million households have one or more people with a disability—nearly one-third of all U.S. households in 2007. In addition, about 1.6 million people live in nursing homes and another half million in group homes.
  • It is estimated that about 2.4 million households with nonelderly people with disabilities, including 1 million families with children, have worst-case housing needs—nearly 40 percent of all worst-case housing needs in the United States.
  • 1.3 million “elderly households” (age 62 years or older) have worst-case housing needs, with many likely also to have a disability. Most are very low income, and are paying more than half their monthly income for rent.

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