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The housing problems of people with disabilities living in large cities – such as New York City and Chicago – often receive national attention. However, a large proportion of people with disabilities actually live in more rural parts of the country. Currently, 23 percent of all residents of rural areas are people with disabilities compared to 18 percent in cities and larger urban areas. Individuals in these areas face many challenges due to their rural surroundings including poor quality housing, fewer accessible units, and limited transportation options. They also have many of the same housing problems as their counterparts in metropolitan areas; even in rural areas where housing costs are typically lower, people with disabilities are still unable to afford safe and decent housing. (Authors)
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2002
Opening Doors
19
Boston, MA
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