ERIC Number: ED417544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Housing and Disability: Data Needs, Statistics and Policy. Proceedings of the National Disability Statistics and Policy Forum (3rd, Washingon, DC, May 13, 1996). Disability Forum Report, Number 3.
LaPlante, Mitchell P., Ed.; Kaye, H. Stephen, Ed.
This proceedings reports on a forum which explored housing statistics for people with disabilities. An introduction identifies three broad areas of recommendations for consideration that arose from the forum: (1) a definition (and taxonomy) of housing that meets current and future profiles of where people actually live should be developed: (2) descriptive statistics on the housing characteristics of people living in the community and their service needs are required; and (3) research on the impact of housing on the health, well-being, and quality of life of individuals with disabilities should be undertaken. The next section offers highlights of individual presentations. The full texts are then presented for two panel discussions, a keynote speech (by Roberta Achtenberg, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development), and reports from working groups. The first panel addressed the need for better data on housing for people with disabilities and the second panel considered the strengths and weaknesses of federal surveys. Two working groups also provided reports on disability housing statistics and policy needs for housing data. Also included are a list of participants and an appendix, "An Assessment of National Statistics on Supportive or Assisted Living for Those with Disability" (Robert Maynard and Robert Newcomer). (DB)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Disabilities, Federal Programs, Housing, Needs Assessment, Public Policy, Residential Programs, Statistical Data, Surveys
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Francisco. Disability Statistics Center.