When it comes to living well with MS, accessible, affordable housing can be critical to maintaining independence and remaining involved in the community. Whether seeking to renegotiate a mortgage, arrange home modifications, apply for rental vouchers, or explore affordable assisted living, navigating the maze of agencies and funding sources supporting these services can be daunting.
The National MS Society’s Affordable Accessible Housing: A Guide for People with MS
helps evaluate housing needs to better understand the range of housing options available to people living with MS.
To learn more about housing resources in your area, we encourage you to connect with our MS Navigators who are available Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT to assist with your housing needs. To connect, call 1-800-344-4867, chat or contact us online
Local & National Housing Resources
In addition to the guide, the following resources are available to help you navigate the complexities of accessible, affordable housing.
- Barrier Free Home is devoted to the accessible, Universal Design, ADA or barrier free home and apartment market
Other agencies to contact for information about community housing programs & options in your local area include:
Finally, there are three other national programs for additional housing resources:
- U.S. Department of Agriculture - Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Rental Search (accessible rural rental properties in all U.S. States and territories)
- Volunteers of America
- Housing and Services Resource Center - A partnership between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) established to improve access to affordable, accessible housing and the critical services. The directory provides information on resources that are operated or funded by the federal government.
The Society advocates actively for the development of housing for people with disabilities as well as resources that help people make home modification to stay in their homes.