Thursday, January 7, 2010

National Council on Disability to Make Housing Recommendations for People with Disabilities


WASHINGTON—The National Council on Disability (NCD) will release a report on housing programs and policies for people with disabilities at the JW Marriott Houston, 5150 Westheimer, Houston, TX, from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. This meeting is open to the public.

The report titled The State of Housing in America in the 21st Century: A Disability Perspective provides recommendations intended to improve housing opportunities for people with disabilities.

Presenters include:

Janet Smith, Co-Director, Nathalie P. Voorhees Center and Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Jean Langendorf, Vice President, Community and Housing Services, Easter Seals Central Texas, Austin, TX

The purpose of NCD, an independent federal agency, is to promote programs, practices, policies and procedures that ensure full inclusion of people with disabilities into all aspects of society. NCD accomplishes this mission by providing advice and making recommendations to the President, Congress, governmental agencies, and other stakeholders.

For more information, please contact NCD’s Director of Public Affairs, Mark S. Quigley, at mquigley@ncd.gov or by telephone at 202-272-2004.

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Mark S. Quigley

Director of External Affairs

National Council on Disability

1331 F Street, NW, Suite 850

Washington, DC 20004

202-272-2004

202-272-2022 fax

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